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Some say his "ineffective" TB "cure" was more lethal than the disease.Template:Deadline 126.96.36.199 01:22, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
- "Some" are remarkably ignorant, and remarkably willing to distort history and science to their own peculiar ends. Some others apparently have yet to meet a conspiracy theory they didn't like. - Nunh-huh 01:28, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
The German Wiki-page seems to confirm that Koch's tuberkulin was not only ineffective in healing the sick but was even harmful. It led to a scandal and as a result future drugs had to be more thoroughly tested before being used on humans. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:26, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
The German-language page is much more comprehensive. LeadSongDog 19:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I realise that there is a link to other people with the same surname, but it might be useful to state explicitly that Walter Karl Koch, rather than Robert Koch was responsible for naming Koch's triangle. After all, they were both German, both involved in medicine - it might avoid confusion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:33, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
In this edit's comment a question was asked that needs a response. The distinction amongst the organisms is that not all Vibrio are V. cholerae. Is there something in the article that makes this unclear? User:LeadSongDog come howl 04:03, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Monument out of whack
Discovered the cause of cholera?
Did he realy discover V. cholera? see http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/firstdiscoveredcholera.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Healkids (talk • contribs) 04:57, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Cholera / Filippo Pacini
Shouldnt there be a bit at the beginning and/or in the section about Cholera about Filippo Pacini, the Italian who was actually the first person to isolate the cholera bacilus? I thik there should be... ΤΕΡΡΑΣΙΔΙΩΣ(Ταλκ) 18:28, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
African Slave Subjects
That seems like an odd "fact" to include in the opening paragraph, and then not have any follow-up in the remainder of the article. Is this simply a case of article vandalism? Or can this be backed up with sources? --220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:04, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I completely agree. The citation is not clear and it sounds like bullshit. To make an accusation like this, which is what this statement amounts to, you need to back it up.
experimenting on humans
Which citation contains the information that Koch experimented on humans? It is not clear, and an assertion like this needs to be CRYSTAL CLEAR as to where this information comes from. Otherwise it should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:11, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Those legendary postulates: "gold standard", or obsolete?
This article: "Koch's postulates ... remain today the "gold standard" in medical microbiology."
Koch's postulates article: "Koch's postulates have been recognized as largely obsolete by epidemiologists since the 1950s."
So which article (or both?) needs correction?
(I suspect the "gold standard" characterization is from a non-neutral biography/hagiography ref.)