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Who was Robert Koch? Why Google celebrating Robert Koch today?

RTIwala Team Explains why Robert Koch is Trending? Also, read Short Biography of Robert Koch and his discoveries? So today’s neither Rober Koch’s birth anniversary (which is tomorrow) nor he died on Dec 10, then why today?


As we all know that Google always celebrates the birth, significant day and award anniversary of people, places and things (inventions) by dedicating an artistic doodle for them. Why Google across the world Celebrating Rober Koch and discoveries as today as he was born on 11 Dec, not on Dec 10.

RTIwala Explains Who was Robert Koch? Why Google celebrating Robert Koch today?
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Who was Rober Koch (short biography)?

Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch was a prominent German physician and microbiologist who was born on 11 December 1843. He was an autodidact as with the aid of the newspapers, he taught himself how to read. Just after three semesters, he left life science to study medicine and attended to the University of Gottingen, where he became influenced by Jacob Henle, a professor at the university who posited that infectious diseases were caused by living, parasitic organisms.

 

After a lengthy period of study, he graduated medical school in 1866. His life then took an unexpected turn when the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870. Koch served as a surgeon during the fierce fighting and following the war’s conclusion, went to work for the Imperial Department of Health. It was here he developed the technique for growing bacteria, which would prove a vital contribution to microbiology and the study of deadly disease.

Why Google Doodle for Robert Koch (facts)?

As per the Official Google Doodle blog, Google across the world celebrating Robert Koch. Because on this day in 1905, German physician and microbiologist Robert Koch was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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We all know that Rober Koch dedicated his life to studying germs – some of the tiniest of living organisms on Earth – and how they cause infectious diseases. Countless lives have been saved thanks to his role in proving the revolutionary idea that germs cause diseases, and in identifying the bacterium for anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis. And, the best thing is that Robert Kock didn’t take any benefit out of it rather dedicated his work for the benefit of the whole mankind.

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Therefore, today’s Google Doodle designed by Sophie Diao illustrates potato slices – the original media he used to isolate pure bacterial cells to help with his research. Koch experimented with potato slices until his assistant, Julius Petri, invented the Petri dish (also depicted in the Doodle, and bearing Koch’s image).

 

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