Chapter 13 : The London Meeting: Koch, Lister, and Pasteur

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In the summer of 1881, Robert Koch went as a delegate of the German government to London to attend the Seventh International Medical Congress. In London for the first time, Koch found himself surrounded by many interested workers who were following Lister's lead. Lister not only mentioned Koch in the speech he gave to the Pathology Section of the meeting, but also arranged for Koch's demonstration to be set up in Lister's own laboratory at King's College. Also present at the London Congress was Louis Pasteur, now at the height of his powers. At the London meeting, Pasteur was received everywhere with acclaim. He reported details of his fowl cholera studies, studies that were to lead him on the road to the major work of the last quarter of his life— the use of attenuation in the development of vaccines against infectious disease. Only a few days after he returned from his London triumph, Koch began his work on tuberculosis, work that was to make his name known, not only throughout the scientific world, but to the general public as well.

Citation: Brock T. 1999. The London Meeting: Koch, Lister, and Pasteur, p 114-116. In Robert Koch. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818272.ch13
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