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Julius Richard Petri (May 31, 1852 – December 20, 1921) was a German bacteriologist who is generally credited with inventing the Petri dish while working as assistant to Robert Koch.

Biography and career

Petri first studied medicine at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Academy for Military Physicians (1871–1875) and received his medical degree in 1876. He continued his studies at the Charité Hospital in Berlin and was on active duty as a military physician until 1882, continuing as a reservist.

From 1877 to 1879 he was assigned to the Imperial Health Office (German: Kaiserliches Gesundheitsamt) in Berlin, where he became an assistant to Robert Koch. On the advice of Angelina Hesse, the New York-born wife of another assistant, Walther Hesse, the Koch laboratory began to culture bacteria on agar plates. Petri then invented the standard culture dish, or Petri plate, and further developed the technique of agar culture to purify or clone bacterial colonies derived from single cells. This advance made it possible to rigorously identify the bacteria responsible for diseases.

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On 31 May 2013, Google created an animated doodle in his honour to commemorate his 161st birthday. The doodle consisted of six animated petri dishes. The references between Google and the items in the petri dishes remained vague and open to different interpretations on different websites – some felt that it spelt the letters of “Google” , while others felt it showed the germiest places one encounters.  The petri dishes showed smelly socks, a door knob, a computer keyboard, a drooling dog, a plant in the rain, and a dish being washed.

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Google Doodle celebrates Petri's Petri dish Julius Richard Petri (May 31, 1852 – December 20, 1921) was a German bacteriologist who is generally credited with inventing the Petri dish while working as assistant to Robert Koch. Biography and career Petri first studied medicine at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Academy for Military Physicians (1871–1875) and received...
<h2><a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/google-doodle.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1800" alt="google doodle" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/google-doodle.png" width="692" height="148" /></a>Google Doodle celebrates Petri's Petri dish</h2> <b>Julius Richard Petri</b> (May 31, 1852 – December 20, 1921) was a German bacteriologist who is generally credited with inventing the Petri dish while working as assistant to Robert Koch. <h2>Biography and career</h2> Petri first studied medicine at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Academy for Military Physicians (1871–1875) and received his medical degree in 1876. He continued his studies at the Charité Hospital in Berlin and was on active duty as a military physician until 1882, continuing as a reservist. From 1877 to 1879 he was assigned to the Imperial Health Office (German: <i>Kaiserliches Gesundheitsamt</i>) in Berlin, where he became an assistant to Robert Koch. On the advice of Angelina Hesse, the New York-born wife of another assistant, Walther Hesse, the Koch laboratory began to culture bacteria on agar plates. Petri then invented the standard culture dish, or Petri plate, and further developed the technique of agar culture to purify or clone bacterial colonies derived from single cells. This advance made it possible to rigorously identify the bacteria responsible for diseases. <h2>Other</h2> On 31 May 2013, Google created an animated doodle in his honour to commemorate his 161st birthday. The doodle consisted of six animated petri dishes. The references between Google and the items in the petri dishes remained vague and open to different interpretations on different websites - some felt that it spelt the letters of "Google" , while others felt it showed the germiest places one encounters.  The petri dishes showed smelly socks, a door knob, a computer keyboard, a drooling dog, a plant in the rain, and a dish being washed.