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Google Celebrates Robert Koch

Google Celebrates Robert Koch

Robert Koch was a German physician and microbiologist. Today Google celebrated Robert Koch, one day prior to his 174th birthday, with a custom “doodle” on the Google home page: Koch won the Nobel Prize in 1905. There is a long standing controversy between the work of Koch and Louis Pasteur regarding the discovery of germ theory.  

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Germ Theory of Disease

Anthrax Spores

Originally published at AnimalResearch.Info Proving the germ theory of disease was the crowning achievement of the French scientist Louis Pasteur. He was not the first to propose that diseases were caused by microscopic organisms, but the view was controversial in the 19th century, and opposed the accepted theory of “spontaneous generation”. Pasteur set out to understand the fermentation process, and ...

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Open Letter to Robert Koch

Louis Pasteur sitting at table

Translated by Pierre Beaudry Pasteur, Louis. Correspondance : 1840-1895 / de Pasteur. Tome III / réunie Open letter to Robert Koch, December 25, 1882. Sir, In 1881, you have attacked my works too quickly and without due consideration, in your first volume of the German Imperial Health Office published, in Geneva on September 5, 1882, and, meanwhile, I have refuted ...

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