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Commemorative 187 Centennial of Koch’s Discovery of the Tubercle Bacillus Commemorative Issue (1982)

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Stamp SN B187
Stamp Name Commemorative 187 Centennial of Koch’s Discovery of the Tubercle Bacillus Commemorative Issue (1982)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Science, Health, Individuals
Issue date 1982-03-24
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper <br>with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2
   1982 marks the hundredth anniversary of the monumental discovery by Dr. Robert Koch of the tubercle bacillus, a discovery which marked the opening ofa new era in public health. To commemorate his remarkable contribution to the fight against tuberculosis, a commemorative issue was released. The stamp depicts the portrait of Dr. Robert Koch and the tubercle bacillus.

  Dr.Robert Koch was born in 1843 in Germany and pursued a career in public health after his graduation from the medical college of the University of Gottingen. He soon turned to research and perfected a number of important techniques of bacterial investigation. In 1882, on the 24th of March, he announced his discovery of the tubercle bacillus which causes this killing disease.His discovery marked the first step towards the conquest of tuberculosis.