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Virchow and Pasteur

Rudolf Virchow

Originally published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 57, Number 15, 1911, p. 1225 To the Editor: –All those who relish rich and lofty natures, great characters who have marked their impress on a whole generation, and left of their passage a trace that time shall not obliterate, will have read with interest and emotion your editorial ...

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Pasteur’s Life and Labors

Louis Pasteur Portrait - Published in The American Magazine in 1886

Originally published in The American Magazine, Volume 22, July to December 1886, pp.341-349 Of Pasteur’s life, apart from his work, but little is to be said; for his life is emphatically his work. A normally idle and pleasure-loving childhood passed into an adolescence of rare industry and a maturity of entire self-devotion; and the truant schoolboy developed into a Scientific ...

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The Druggist: Louis Pasteur Biography

Louis Pasteur Portrait - published in The Druggist in 1884

Article originally posted in The Druggist, Volume 6, 1884, p. 8 Louis Pasteur, the distinguished chemist, whose portrait is this month presented to the readers of The Druggist, was born at Dole, in the Department of Jura, in 1822. He entered the College of Besaucon as an usher at the age of eighteen, and three years later became a pupil ...

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Note on Pasteur’s Travels to Egypt for Cholera Research

Cholera bacteria

This article was originally published in The Laws of Life, Volume 28, page 246 M. Pasteur, in his instructions to the French Scientific Commission sent to Egypt to investigate the nature of cholera, acts on the hypothesis that the disease enters the human organism by the digestive canal, and not through the air passages. It is directed that all articles ...

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The Laws of Life: Louis Pasteur

Rumford Medal - Louis Pasteur

This article was originally published in The Laws of Life, Volume 28, page 148 LOUIS PASTEUR, the noted French chemist, whose portrait we give in the present number, was born at Dole, December 27th, 1822. At an early age he evinced an extraoridnary intellectual capacity and determined to devote himself to original science. In 1847 he took his degree and ...

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The Spontaneous Generation Dispute

Chocolate Wrapper - Pasteur Disproves Spontaneous Generation

This article was originally published in the Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, March 17, 1877, p. 758 The question whether under any known conditions the spontaneous generation of living beings can take place has been the subject of so many diametrically opposed assertions during the past few years, that the discussion seemed fast drifting into the ridiculous. As, however, an attempt ...

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Review of On Fermentation by P. Schützenberger

Paul Schutzenberger - 1863

This article was originally published in the Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, April 7, 1877, pp. 827-828 REVIEW On Fermentation. By P. Schützenberger (Director at the Chemical Laboratory at the Sorbonne). H.S. King and Co. London: 1876 This work forms the 20th volume of the International Scientific Series, and as might be expected from the pen of the author, it constitutes ...

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“Graisse” Disease of Wines – Maladie de la Graisse

Originally published in the Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Volume 14, 1908, p. 201 by E. Kayser and E. Manceau (Comptes rend. de l’Acad. des Sciences, 1908, 146, pp. 92-94) The authors have previously observed the existence of two groups of “graisse” ferments. The organisms of the first group present nearly rectilinear chains, are resistant to a fairly high ...

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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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