Medicine in the 1800's - (Koch)
- Born 1843
- worked on TB and anthrax
- but he was a doctor with detailed knowlage on the human body something that pasuer lacked as a scientist
- skilled in his work in experiments and had a natural talent for natural science
- Diffecult to work with
- 1878 Koch identified a germ that caused blood poinsoning and he developed techniques for conducting experiments that influenced other scientists but he could not see these germs under a microscope so no one belived him because he couldnt provide evidence
- After this Koch discovered a methyl violet dye which allowed him to see the germs under a microscope by staining them
- Also devised a method for proving that germs caused an infection
- In 1880 he was awarded the post at the imperial health office in berlin for his works
- In the IHO he perfected his method for growing live germ cultures
- 1881 Koch starts work on treatments for TB
- The TB germ was hader to find because it was much smaller than the anthrax germ. In may 1882 he and his team announced that he had found the germ.
1 of 2
Medicine in the 1800's - (Pasteur)
- Convinced that microbes caused disease in humans but his work on cholera failed and he was never able to link one microbe with a disease
- A french scientist who discovered the fist vaccine (For Rabbies)
- More famous for his aseptic tecnique and his work on pateurisation
- Aseptic technique is a process which is most commonly used by scientists and doctors to stop contamination by microorganisms. An example of aseptic technique is sterilisation using alcohol or flames.
- He proved that microorganisms turned liquids sour.
- He proved that microorganisms couldn’t grow if the liquids were boiled (this is pasteurisation).
- He proved that microorganisms did not generate out of thin air but transferred from one medium to another (Otherwise known as spontanious Generation).
2 of 2