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Robert Koch's students

Robert Koch and his students, 1885: (from the left) von Esmarch, Pfeiffer, Nocht, Koch, Behring, Fraenkel, Frosch, Pfuhl. Source: RKI

Emil von Behring Source: RKI

Emil von Behring (1854-1917)

Immunologist and serologist. Developed antisera against diphtheria and tetanus; founded the Behring-Werke in Marburg. Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1901.

Paul Ehrlich Source: RKI

Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915)

Doctor and researcher. Founder of chemotherapy; developed drugs against syphilis and an antiserum against diphtheria. Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1908. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, the Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, was named after him.

Paul Frosch Source: RKI

Paul Frosch (1860-1928)

Bacteriologist and co-founder of virology. Isolated the foot and mouth disease pathogen and fought malaria, plague, typhus.

Georg Gaffky Source: RKI

Georg Gaffky (1850-1918)

Bacteriologist and hygienist. Cultivated, amongst others, typhus pathogens in pure cultures.

Shibasaburo Kitasato Source: RKI

Shibasaburo Kitasato (1853-1931)

Investigated tetanus and diphtheria, demonstrated the efficacy of antisera. Founder of today’s Kitasato Institute in Tokyo.

See also Friend and Ally - Shibasaburo Kitasato and Robert Koch

Friedrich Loeffler Source: RKI

Friedrich Loeffler (1852-1915)

Physician. Discovered, amongst others, the glanders and diphtheria pathogens, investigated foot and mouth disease. Co-founder of virology and founder of today’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute for Animal Health on Riems Island.

Bernhard Nocht Source: RKI

Bernhard Nocht (1857-1945)

Harbour physician and tropical medicine specialist. Recommended the establishment of a health monitoring service for Hamburg Harbour. Founder of today’s Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.

Lydia Rabinowitsch-Kempner  Source: National Library of Israel

Lydia Rabinowitsch-Kempner (1871-1935)

Microbiologist. Demonstrated, amongst other things, that tubercle bacteria are transmitted in cow’s milk. First woman in Berlin to hold the title of professor.

Date: 03.12.2018