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M. Pasteur and Hydrophobia

Originally published in Science magazine, Vol. 16, No. 388 (Jul. 11, 1890), pp. 23-25 IT is now five years since M. Pasteur introduced to the medical world his alleged cure for hydrophobia. If his much-vaunted discovery possesses all the merits which have been claimed for it, he has earned a fair title to the gratitude of mankind. If, on the ...

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Pasteur’s Treatment for Hydrophobia

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

Originally published in The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1366 (Mar. 5, 1887), pp. 532-534 At a recent meeting of the Académie de Médecine, M. Grancher replied, int he name of M. Pasteur, to the allegations of M. Peter respecting hte death of a patient suffering from hydrophobia. The patient in question had received nineteen inoculations, and not thirty-six, ...

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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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Success of Pasteur’s Treatment of Hydrophobia

American Druggist - Volume 17 - 1889

Originally printed in the American Druggist: A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Practical Pharmacy in September, 1889 At the Academy of Sciences, M. Pasteur recently presented a note of the results observed in the Pasteur Institute from May 1st 1888, to May 1st 1889 (La France Médicale, No. 73). During this period, 1,673 persons bitten by rabid, or presumably (très suspects ...

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The State of Rabies: Treating a Disease That Often Leads to Death

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

In the late 19th century, Louis Pasteur devised a strategy to immunize against rabies by progressively attenuating a virus by successive passage through rabbit spinal cords. The “Pasteur Treatment” involved injections of up to 25 doses of this crudely purified vaccine, three on the first day and then one per day over the next three weeks into the abdominal wall. ...

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Pasteur’s Communications on Rabies: No. 6

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

October 26, 1885.— A Method for the Prevention of Rabies after the Bite of a Rabid Animal. — The prophylaxis of rabies such as I exposed it in my own name and in the name of my fellow-workers in my preceding notes certainly constituted a real progress in the study of that disease. But the progress realised was more scientific ...

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Pasteur’s Communications on Rabies: No. 5

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

May 19, 1884. — The Attenuation of Rabies. — The great notions of the variability in the virulence of certain viruses, and of the preservation against a given virus by the inoculation of another of lower intensity, are to-day recognised scientific facts already put to practical uses. It is easy to apprehend all the interest attaching, in that line of ...

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Pasteur’s Communications on Rabies: No. 4

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

February 25, 1884. — The Academy received with favour our preceding communications on rabies, incomplete though they were, justly considering that each step forward in the experimental study of that disease deserved to be encouraged. The new facts which I shall have the honour to communicate to-day — in my own name and in the name of my fellow-workers, amongst ...

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Pasteur’s Communications on Rabies: No. 3

Dog Cage Used for Rabies Tests

December 11, 1882. — The study of rabies, of all diseases, seems to be the one which bristles with most difficulties. Clinical observation is powerless, and it is ever necessary to appeal to experimentation. But until }’esterday the significance of the simplest experiment was wrapped up in undecipherable uncertainties. The saliva was the only part where the presence of the ...

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