ContributionPublished evidence of bacterial causation of wound infections in various animals.
NotesThe small book in which his findings were published was an important advance in bacteriology. It contained drawings, but not photographs, of bacteria in host tissue. The role of bacteria in wound infection was demonstrated in mice and other animals (and was later extended to humans by Ogsten and others). Koch trapped wild animals, but also bred white mice for inoculation experiments. Apparently he was a pioneer [the pioneer?] in using white mice as a lab animal.
Pathogen ClassBacteria

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