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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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Louis Pasteur: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

Louis Pasteur in his workshop with microscope

On December 7, 1854, as dean of the brand new Faculty of Sciences at Lille, Louis Pasteur gave the opening speech in which he said, “in the fields of observation, chance only favours the mind which is prepared…” Pasteur was speaking of Danish physicist Oersted and the almost “accidental” way in which he discovered the basic principles of electro-magnetism. Much ...

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Louis Pasteur 1822-1895

Louis Pasteur Writing Sample

Originally published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine for an exhibit in observance of the sesquicentennial of the birth of Louis Pasteur. On December 27, 1822, Louis Pasteur, son of a tanner and former sergeant in the armies of Napoleon, was born in obscurity at Dôle, France. Today his name is known and honored throughout the world for his ...

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Louis Pasteur Timeline: The Life of Louis Pasteur

Pasteur Timeline

Timeline of Historical Events Involving Louis Pasteur 1822 Louis Pasteur born at 2 a.m. in Dole (Jura), as the third child of Jean-Joseph Pasteur and Jeanne-Etiennette Roqui. 1823 Louis Pasteur is baptized. 1825 Birth of Louis Pasteur’s sister, Josephine. 1826 The Pasteur family moves to Marnoz (Jura), where Jean-Joseph rents a tannery. Birth of Clermont-Ferrand of Marie Laurent, Pasteur’s future ...

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