Lot 284: Robert Koch

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:29

Lot 284: German medical scientist (1843-1910) regarded as the father of bacteriology. He isolated the tuberculosis bacillus and the anthrax virus, and received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1905. Untranslated handwritten note in German, unsigned, one page on the reverse of his 3.5 x 2.25 personal calling card, no date. In fine condition, with mild overall foxing and a crease to the right side. Also includes two fountain pen signatures of Koch's student Richard Pfeiffer, a bacteriologist and pioneer in typhoid vaccination. Pfeiffer accompanied Koch on his important international studies, including his 1897 expedition to India to investigate the plague, and his 1898 research on malaria in Italy. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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