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Google marks Robert Koch's Nobel Prize award date in medicine with doodle
The internet search engine and technology giant Google honoured Robert Koch's Nobel Prize winning research in medicine related to tuberculosis on December 10 in 1905.

His breakthrough research had proved that the diseases like anthrax, tuberculosis and cholera were caused by germs. The German physician and microbiologist for the first time gave the experimental proof for the caustitive factors for infectious disease.

The sketch doodle on the home page of Google shows the logo letters depicting the apparatus pieces of the experimental set up with second 'g' enclosing the sketch of bearded Koch. In short, the doodle illustrating the original medium he used to isolate bacterial cells as potato slices and Petri dish having letters 'o' and 'e' respectively. It is worth mentioning here that Koch carried out research work on cholera by studying samples from India and Egypt.

His full name is Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch, who was born at Clausthal in Hanover of Germany on December 11, 1843. Right from childhood, he showed the signs of brilliance and self-taught himself to recognize letters and spell words from newspaper.

Koch (1843–1910) is regarded as the founder of modern bacteriology with experiments leading to identification of the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax, so much so that the Robert Koch Institute in Germany has been named after him.

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