New Way to Isolate Germs to Help Science Conquer Diseases that are Deadly

Dr. Arthur Isaac Kendall

Originally published in The Evening Independent on July 23, 1931 Chicago, Ill., July 23.–(AP)–The discovery of a new method of isolating bacteria which hertofore have remained invisible, announced Dr. Arthur I. Kendall, professor of bacteriology at Northwetern University, was hailed today by his colleagues as an important victory in the fight of science against disease. Some of Dr. Kendall’s associates …

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Louis Pasteur: Infusorian Animalcules Living Without Free Oxygen

Lactic Acid - Microscopic beer samples

Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences 52 (February 25, 1861): 344-47; Reprinted in Oeuvres de Pasteur, vol. 2, pp. 136-38. Translation by A.S. Weber. The variety of products formed by the so-called lactic fermentation are well known. Lactic acid, a gum, mannite, butyric acid, alcohol, carbonic acid and hydrogen appear simultaneously or successively in extremely variable and quite unexpected proportions. …

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Louis Pasteur: “Science and the Applications of Science”

Pasteur delivering first rabies inoculation to Joseph Meister

During a long and productive career, Louis Pasteur established himself as one of the most famous figures in the history of science, one whose researches, cutting across many fields of endeavor, had a profound impact upon our health and understanding of a range of fundamental physicochemical and biological phenomena. Of the many topics which occupied Pasteur’s attention during five decades, …

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Louis Pasteur’s Views on Creation, Evolution, and the Genesis of Germs

antiseptic surgery

This article was originally published on February 25, 2008 and has been reproduced here with the permission of the Answers Research Journal. Abstract “There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.” Ecclesiastes 1:11 (NIV) In past years revisionist historians have been rewriting the worldview …

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Louis Pasteur Changed Medicine, but was Not a Physician

By 1877 Louis Pasteur was coming to realize that he could no longer stand by and make scientific arguments regarding the research conducted on infectious disease. As a scientist he himself had to demonstrate the pathogenic role of the microbe through physical experimentation. Pasteur had so far proven that the absence of germs prevented disease (asepsis and antisepsis), but not …

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Louis Pasteur, fermentation, and a rival

Accusations of plagiarism, probably unjustified, concerning two eminent scientists over the first demonstration of fermentation by living organisms, still persist after a century and a half. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO, IN August 1857, Louis Pasteur gave a lecture to the Société des Sciences de Lille entitled ‘Lactate fermentation’, published soon after as a Mémoire.1 The title may sound …

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Academy Award Theater: The Story of Louis Pasteur

Photograph of Louis Pasteur

Academy Award Theater was a radio show which featured films that won or were nominated for the coveted golden Oscars. The show aired for 39 weeks between March 30, 1946 and December 18, 1946. These 30 minute programs consisted of dramatizations of movies whose pictures, players, techniques, and skills won or were nominated for the Oscars. In this show, Paul …

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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 – JAMA Article 1895

Louis Pasteur Portrait

Originally published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) on October 5, 1895. And the King said unto his servants, “Know ye not that there is a Prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?” LOUIS PASTEUR, the distinguished chemist, who has contributed so largely to the scientific standing of the French Academy, died of paralysis at …

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Louis Pasteur – A Man of Science

Louis Pasteur Portraits Image Gallery

Originally found in American Public Journal – March 1953 – Motion Picture Reviews A recreation of this health hero’s contributions to medical knowledge. Produced by Sterling Films. 16 mm., black and white, sound, 28 minutes. For purchase from the producer at $100. Address them at 316 West 57th Street, New York 19, N. Y. Consult rental libraries for rental terms. …

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