Talk:Robert Koch

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Some say his "ineffective" TB "cure" was more lethal than the disease.Template:Deadline 142.177.126.57 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. --139.18.240.41 (talk) 15:26, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Translation needed[edit]

The German-language page is much more comprehensive. LeadSongDog 19:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes I agree, the German page needs to be translated. Aberjan (talk) 20:17, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Similar name[edit]

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 81.100.45.121 (talk) 20:33, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Vibrio cholerae[edit]

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)

... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.6.181.193 (talk) 05:51, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Monument out of whack[edit]

The editing of the final section is out of order -- talking about the monument delay before the reason for it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.230.117.5 (talk) 16:04, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Discovered the cause of cholera?[edit]

Did he realy discover V. cholera? see http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/firstdiscoveredcholera.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Healkids (talkcontribs) 04:57, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

gopal gondhia[edit]

he was a great man — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.182.7.18 (talk) 10:44, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Cholera / Filippo Pacini[edit]

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)

Techniques[edit]

Maybe highlight more his use of agar as a growth medium and his invention of bacterial stains? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GhostInTheMachine (talkcontribs) 18:32, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

African Slave Subjects[edit]

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? --184.64.110.38 (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[edit]

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 47.138.90.156 (talk) 06:11, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Those legendary postulates: "gold standard", or obsolete?[edit]

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.)

Reminiscent of logos of the Bohr model still the "gold standard" in the popular imagination. Richard J Kinch (talk) 08:05, 26 September 2018 (UTC)