Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure TuberculosisBook - 2015
In 1882, through a series of experiments, scientist Robert Koch discovered the germ that caused TB. Eager for greater glory, he abandoned his principles and prematurely announced a cure, a remedy. As Europe's consumptives descended upon Berlin, so too did Arthur Conan Doyle, a small town doctor and sometime writer. Investigating Koch's remedy, he was aghast to discover its true nature. The Remedy explores this pivotal moment for both men. Conan Doyle was influenced by Koch's discoveries to create a scientific detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Koch defended his remedy.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 614.542 Goe
Characteristics: xx, 298 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm