Robert Heinrich Herman Koch.


Robert Koch had an unremarkable start in life. Born the son of a mining engineer, Koch excelled in science and maths at school, and went on to study medicine at the University of Göttingen, Germany. After he graduated in 1866, Koch worked as a physician in several provincial towns, including Hamburg. He then served in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70018-9