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March 24, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Courtesy on the Road, Robert Koch, Illustriertes Wiener Extrablatt

On the 24th of March –

It is the ‘European Day of Courtesy on the Road‘. This used to be called ‘Driving like a Gentleman’ – ah, those were the days:
Blijf heer in het verkeer

In 1882 the Tuberkil bacteria, cause of Tuberculosis, was discovered by Robert Koch. It wasn’t until the invention of penicilin that effective treatment became possible, but understanding the cause of the disease did a lot for preventing the spread.
Robert Koch (bacterioloog) overleden 1910; 1905 Nobelprijs voor medische wetenschappen
Combattez la Tuberculose [Fight Tuberculosis] VADS Collection: Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information

The first edition of the Illustriertes Wiener Extrablatt is published in Vienna in 1872. Until its demise in 1928 it was at one time the biggest daily newspaper in Vienna.
Wien 11, Zentralfriedhof


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