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Robert Koch Museum, Berlin

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The Robert Koch Institute is a German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. It is located in Berlin and Wernigerode. As an upper federal agency, it is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health. It was founded in 1891 and is named for its founding director, the founder of modern bacteriology and Nobel laureate Robert Koch.HistoryThe Institute was formed by the later Nobel Prize laureate Robert Koch in 1891 as the Royal Prussian Institute for Infectious Diseases. Koch lived until the age of 66, when he died of a heart attack in Baden-Baden, in May 27, 1910. The director from 1917 to 1933 was Fred Neufeld who discovered the pneumococcal types. Neufeld's Deputy Director from 1919 to 1933 was Walter Levinthal. The institute was renamed the Robert Koch Institute in 1942. In 1952 the institute became a subordinate agency of the Federal Health Agency. After the latter was dissolved in 1994, the Robert Koch Institute became an independent federal agency that is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health. Following the German reunification, some dissolved health agencies in the former East Germany were integrated in the Robert Koch Institute.
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  • We weren't sure what to expect at this museum but as one of us was going to be studying Robert Koch at school soon we thought we'd give it a go. It was a really interesting museum and has quite a lot....  more »
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  • It is weird and fascinating seeing history in 3-D. I wish every life science student could see this. Robert Koch was out and about from Asia to Africa to the Americas and neighbouring European countries. Did you know he learnt Swahili besides doing his work?
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