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August 15, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(7):192-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391060024009

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Perhaps some of the readers of the Journal may be interested in a brief description of the new laboratory that has been provided for the great master of bacteria to give instruction in his peculiar branch. Prof. Robert Koch has just received his appointment as Professor of Hygiene in the Royal University, and in this connection he has to-day opened a course in bacteriology for 10 students.

The general laboratory is on the third floor of a large old house which has been remodeled, and this, with its appendages, are, as yet, the only rooms finished. The laboratory is a large room 18.75 metres long, 6.75 m. wide, and 3.50 m. high. It has seven large windows facing the south and looking out into a central court, the entire building being in the form of a hollow square. The entrance to the room

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