Pasteur, Louis

Abstract

1822–1895 French chemist who discovered the germ theory of disease and pioneered preventive vaccination and microbiology.

Keywords: immunization; rabies; crystallography; pasteurization

Further Reading

Debré P (1998) Louis Pasteur. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dubos R (1988) La Leçon de Pasteur. Paris: Albin Michel.

Geison G (1995) The Private Science of Louis Pasteur. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Morange M (ed.) (1991) L'Institut Pasteur: contributions à son histoire. Paris: la Découverte.

Pasteur L (1870) Études sur la Maladie des Vers à Soie Moyen Pratique Assuré de la Combaltre et d'en Prévenir le Retour. Paris: Gauthier‐Villars.

Pasteur L (1879) Studies on Fermentation, the Disease of Beer, their Causes, and the Means of Preventing them. London: Macmillan.

Plotkin SA (1996) A hundred years of vaccination: the legacy of Louis Pasteur. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 15(5): 391.

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de Syon, G(Apr 2001) Pasteur, Louis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002452]