On December 11, 1843, Robert Koch, the founder of modern bacteriology, was born. He is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental support for the concept of infectious disease. As a result of his groundbreaking research on tuberculosis, Koch received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905.
Collection of documentary audio and video clips from the BBC Archives. Focused on the second half of the 20th century and organised in 6 main sections: Overview; Rebuilding Britain; End of Empire; Social Change; Windrush; and Jubilee ·