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Robert Kochs's Curriculum Vitae, Activities and Expeditions (table)

Education and Personal Details
11.12.1843  Born in Clausthal/Harz
02.04.1862  Final school-leaving certificate (Abitur)
1862 – 1866  Studied medicine in Göttingen
10.01.1866  PhD in Göttingen, Study visit to Berlin
12.03.1866  License to practice medicine
16.07.1867  Married Emmy Fraatz
1870/71  War between Germany and France, Army hospital service
16.03.1872  Intermediate preclinical examination
06/1893  Divorce from Emmy Koch
13.09.1893  Married Hedwig Freiberg
01.10.1904  Retired at his own request
11.12.1905Nobel Prize Award ceremony in Stockholm
1908Visit to Kitasato in Japan and relatives in the USA
27.05.1910Died in Baden-Baden
30.05.1910Cremated in Baden-Baden
04.12.1910Koch's ashes were laid to rest in a specially constructed mausoleum at the Royal Prussian Institute for Infectious Diseases.
Activities up to 1880
1866  Medical clerkship at the General Hospital in Hamburg
1866  "Education and care facility for mentally handicapped children" in Langenhagen near Hanover
1868  Physician in Niemegk/Potsdam
1869  Physician in Ragkwitz/Posen
1872  Appointment as the district medical officer in the district Bomst, Posen Province, Place of residence: Wollstein
1880 – 1885  Government councillor in the Imperial Health Office
1885 – 1891  First Professor for Hygiene in Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelms University
1891 – 1904  Director of the Royal Prussian Institute for Infectious Diseases
Expeditions and Congresses
The list of expeditions which Koch embarked on to carry out research into various infectious diseases and the important congresses which he attended, testify to the diversity and the mobility of a research scientist at a time when travel was not easy.
1883 – 1884  Cholera in Egypt and India
1885  International Sanitary Conference/Rome
1896 – 1897  Rinderpest in South Africa
1897The plague in India
1897 – 1898The plague, malaria, Texas fever and tsetse-fly disease in East Africa
1898Malaria in Italy
1899Malaria and quinine in Italy
1899 – 1900Malaria in Batavia (Jakarta) and New Guinea
1901International Tuberculosis Congress in London
1901 – 1902Malaria on the Brionian Islands (Istria)
1903 – 1904East Coast Fever and Equine Plague in British South Africa
1904 – 1905Tsetse flies and trypanosomes in East Africa (private expedition)
1906 – 1907Sleeping disease in East Africa
1908International Conference on Sleeping Disease in London
1908International Tuberculosis Congress in Washington D.C.
1908Stay in Japan

Date: 21.03.2024