Microbes and their Discoverers

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Year

Microbe discovered

Discoverer

1880-82

Typhoid

Carl Joseph Eberth from Germany

1883

Cholera

Team lead by Robert Koch in Germany

1884

Tetanus

Arthur Nicholaier from Germany

1886

Pneumonia

Albert Fraenkel from Germany

1894

Plague

Shibasaburo Kitasato from Japan and

Emile Yersin working at the Pasteur Institute in Indo-China. Both worked independently of the other

1949

Polio

David Bodian from America identified three different strains of polio virus.

 

 

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