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Pasteur: High Priest of Microbiology

Pasteur, Metschnikov, and the four boys from Newark treated for rabies

Wherever he turned, Pasteur brought great insight to benefit humanity Robert I. Krasner, 1995 This year marks the centennial of Louis Pasteur’s death, occasioning a series of events organized by UNESCO and the Pasteur Institute to celebrate his many contributions. When one thinks of the famous names associated with the history of medical science, certainly Pasteur ranks among the greatest. ...

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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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Humanity’s Debt to Pasteur

Oil painting of Louis Pasteur

BY H. MACNAUGHTON-JONES, M.D., M.A.O., F.R.C.S.I., AND ED. (Ex University Professor in the Queen’s University, Ireland) It is rather a daring undertaking to attempt to show in the short time at my disposal how much the world in general, and my profession in particular, is indebted to the genius and work of Pasteur. Also, it may seem presumptuous at this ...

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Louis Pasteur Biography and Timeline

Louis Pasteur in his workshop with microscope

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist. Despite his modest upbringing, Louis Pasteur would eventually become France’s leading scientific mind and later be known as one of history’s most prolific geniuses. Pasteur’s greatest discoveries resulted in what he termed, “The Germ Theory of Disease” and led to breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of disease, methods of preservation and ...

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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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