Robert Koch: The story of his discoveries in tuberculosis

  title={Robert Koch: The story of his discoveries in tuberculosis},
  author={Alex Sakula},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  • A. Sakula
  • Published 1 May 1985
  • Medicine
  • Irish Journal of Medical Science
SummaryTHE life and work of Robert Koch (1843–1910) is reviewed. In particular, his researches into tuberculosis are described — the discovery of the bacillus, the reaction around the world, the controversy regarding the human and bovine types and the Koch phenomenon. The introduction of tuberculin which proved to be ineffective as a cure but became important as a diagnostic tool is considered in detail. For his achievements in the field, Koch was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and is… 
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