Louis Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, in the region of Jura, France. His discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, known as the "germ theory of disease," is one of the most important in medical history. His work became the foundation for the science of microbiology, and a cornerstone of modern medicine.
The Dream & Lie of Louis Pasteur by R. B. Pearson
Gives historic examples why Pasteur wasn't the original scientist to create the germ theory of diseases and antibiotics to treat them.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
A short biography of Pasteur.
Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895)
A short biography.
Scientific Papers of Louis Pasteur
Selection of papers where the scientist describes his discovery of germs and the process of fermentation.
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