Who is Louis Pasteur?

  • (noun): French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895).
    Synonyms: Pasteur

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur ( /ˈluːi pæˈstɜr/, ; December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases. His discoveries reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and he created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease. He was best known to the general public for inventing a method to treat milk and wine in order to prevent it from causing sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch.

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Louis Pasteur - Legacy
... Avenue Louis Pasteur in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts is named in his honor in the French manner with "Avenue" preceding the name of the dedicatee ... The Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine is named after him ... The Avenue Pasteur in Saigon, Vietnam, is one of the few streets in that city to retain its French name ...
Delivery System - History - Landmarks in History of Vaccines
... "The Indian Plague" in Iroquois documented by Louis de Buade de Frontenac 1694 Queen Mary II dies of smallpox on 28 December ... vaccination and revaccination law goes into in effect in Germany 1880 Louis Pasteur develops attenuated fowl cholera vaccine 1881 Louis Pasteur and George Sternberg ...
Timeline Of Medicine And Medical Technology - 1800–1899
... Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, based partly on Pasteur's work 1870 – Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch establish the germ theory of disease 1878 ...
Timeline Of Immunology
1857-1870 – Confirmation of the role of microbes in fermentation (Louis Pasteur) 1862 – phagocytosis (Ernst Haeckel) 1867 – First aseptic practice in surgery using carbolic ... Used to make chicken cholera and anthrax "vaccines" (Louis Pasteur) 1883 – 1905 – Cellular theory of immunity via phagocytosis by macrophages and microphages (polymorhonuclear leukocytes) (Elie Metchnikoff ... First report of a live "attenuated" vaccine for rabies (Louis Pasteur) ...
Bloom (novel) - Plot Summary
... after goes to meet the other crew-members and inspect the ship, which is called the Louis Pasteur which is technologically camouflaged to protect the ... in the hangar, killing one crew-member and forcing the others to launch the Pasteur three weeks earlier than planned and without adequate supplies ... Because of their forced launch, the Pasteur docks at Saint Helier, a medium-sized Floral asteroid to pick up supplies ...

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    There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.
    —Louis Pasteur (1822–1895)

    This be the verse you grave for me:
    Here he lies where he longed to be;
    Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)