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Die Aetilogie der Tuberculose
Berlin: Hirschwald, 1882 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Berliner klinische Wochenschrift 19. pp. 221-230. Large 4to. Some woodcuts in text. vii, 800 pp. Contemporary half cloth with gilt spine (rubbed and bumped), inner hinges starting, occational spotting, some pencil underlinings in text. ----

PMM 366c; Dibner, Heralds of Science no. 134; Grolier Medicine 80; Norman 2331; Heirs of Hippocrates 1075; cf. Osler - Evolution of Modern Medicine. First edition of the first report of the discovery of the tubercle bacillus: a "triumph of science and medicine" (Dibner) for which koch was awarded the nobel prize. " Koch is really our medical Galileo, who ... introduced us to a new world. It is not too much to say that the demonstrations by Koch of the 'bacillus tuberculosis' (1882), is, in its far-reaching results, one of the most momentous discoveries ever made." (Osler). " Using the advantage new improvements in techniques ... Koch and his colleagues placed the new science of microbiology on a sound basis. In the above paper, a triumph in science and medicine, Koch isolated and identified the tubercle bacillus, establishing the infectious nature of the disease and opened the way to combat one of the worst scourges of mankind" (Dibner)..

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