Louis Pasteur is Honored by Paris Savants

PARIS, Dec. 25 — The centenary of the birth of Louis Pasteur was observed today by the Academy of Medicine with exercises in honor of the world-famous chemist and biologist, one of the academy’s most illustrous members. Pasteur was elected to the academy in 1873 as a free associate, not being eligible to regular membership as he was neither a physician nor an apothecary.

Dr. Albert Calmette, assistant of the Pasteur Institute, said that if a 15-year-old subject in the middle of the last century had the expectation of living thirty-six years, whereas today his life expectation was forty-eight, it was very largely due to pasteur’s discoveries and achievements.

This article was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on December 27, 1922

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