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Device to Examine Beer Sample without Contamination from Pasteur’s Studies on Beer

In 1876 Pasteur published his Études sur la Bière (Studies on Beer). This illustration from his book demonstrates a method for examining the yeast in beer without exposing the sample to contamination from other microorganisms. His publication included plans for a fermentation tank that would prevent air-borne bacteria from entering and spoiling the brew. Here you will find individual descriptions ...

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Bastian and Pasteur on Spontaneous Generation

A 16th century depiction of spontaneous generation of honey bees from a dead ox.

Originally published in The American Naturalist, Vol. 10, No. 12, Dec. 1876, pp. 730-734 by Henry J. Slack In the number of Comptes rendus for July 10, 1876, is a paper by Dr. Bastian, On the Influence of Physico-Chemical Forces in the Phenomenon of Fermentation, intended to demonstrate, in opposition to the theory of atmospheric germs, that certain organic liquids ...

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The Dispute Between M. Pasteur and Dr. Bastian

Louis Pasteur in his workshop with microscope

This article was originally published in the Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, August 4, 1877, pp. 89-90 The hope that, for once, a dispute between scientific men on a point of fact might be settle rationally, and that it would be conclusively ascertained whether Dr. Bastian was right in affirming, or M. Pasteur in denying, that bacterial will swarm in previously ...

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