Sunday, October 23, 2011

Narration Excerpt: The Microbe Hunters

Now I am reading Aravis' narrations.  Here is my favorite portion of hers:

 When Koch told [a famous researcher] of the new discovery, he laughed and said it was nonsense, and if Koch wanted to separate bacteria he would have to have a separate laboratory for each germ. Then Koch proved to be one of the most mature, so far, of the microbe hunters: instead of vilifying Virchow and making great sweeping oratorical speeches about how stupid he was, Koch went back to his laboratory – not in the least discouraged – and set out to find a cure for tuberculosis.

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