Chamberland, Charles Edouard


Charles Chamberland was an associate of Louis Pasteur whose technical skills and inventive mind added significantly to the experimental investigations of chicken cholera, anthrax, swine erysipelas and rabies and the development of vaccines produced by the Pasteur Institute. Trained in physics and mathematics rather than biology or medicine, he is credited with the invention of the first laboratory autoclave and the Chamberland–Pasteur porcelain filter. His laboratory of applied microbiology within the Pasteur Institute had the major responsibility for producing commercial anthrax vaccines and advising satellite Pasteur institutes.

Keywords: Charles Chamberland; Louis Pasteur; Pasteur Institute; anthrax vaccine; commercial vaccines; autoclave; Chamberland–Pasteur filter


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Harvey, Joy(May 2011) Chamberland, Charles Edouard. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002750]