Google today celebrated the memory of German physician and microbiologist Robert Koch with a doodle. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905.
Dr. Koch was awarded the Nobel for his “investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis”. He started his career by studying the anthrax bacillus, the bacteria that causes anthrax, and had, subsequently, played a pivotal role in developing the basic principles and techniques of modern bacteriology. He had also worked extensively on establishing the causative agent of cholera.