PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE: Dr. Robert Koch 1905 - Brijuni, Croatia
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N 44° 55.021 E 013° 45.971
33T E 402616 N 4974472
Quick Description: This Memorial is to Dr. Robert Koch who won the Physiology/Medicine Nobel Prize for his work in Tuberculosis.
Location: Croatia
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 8:11:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMF6BM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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"Because the construction efforts on Veliki Brijun Island were jeopardized by malaria outbreaks which occurred during summer months, and even Austrian steel industrialist Paul Kupelweiser himself fell ill with the disease, at the turn of the century Kupelweiser invited in Koch, who at the time was studying different forms of malaria and quinine-based treatments. Koch accepted the invitation and spent two years, from 1900 to 1902, on the Brijuni Islands and Kupelwieser erected a monument to Koch, which still stands in the vicinity of the 15th-century Church of St. German on Veliki Brijun."
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1905

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