Robert Koch (1843 - 1910) winner Nobel Prize for Medicine

World-famous bacteriologist Robert Koch won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1905 for identifying the bacillus that cause the scourge of tuberculosis. The Professor of Hygiene in the University of Berlin and Director of the German Institute of Hygiene was already renowned for his discoveries in the field of anthrax, cholera, sleeping sickness and bubonic plague. This latest discovery crowned a life dedicated to the eradication of disease.

In 1965, the Swedish honoured dr. Koch (among other Nobel Prize winners) by portraying him on a stamp. The commentary:

ROBERT KOCH, Germany, doctor, director of the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Berlin, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "in recognition of his researches and discoveries about tuberculosis."