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Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur (27 December 1822 – 28 September 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease, also reducing mortality from puerperal fever (childbed), and he created the first vaccine for rabies. He was best known to the general public for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness - this process came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch. He is also credited with dispelling the theory of spontaneous generation with his experiment employing chicken broth and a goose neck flask. He also made many discoveries in the field of chemistry, most notably the asymmetry of crystals.

The above information is based on the Pasteur article on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, based on the GNU Free Documentation License.


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Pasteur's Papers on the Germ Theory

Biographies for children: Pasteur with online activites

Pasteur's Pride a Time Magazine article from 1939

The Pasteur Museum

Louis Pasteur birthplace

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