Title -  Dr. Louis Pasteur

 

Description -  Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 - September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.  He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since.  He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax.  His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine.  He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization.  He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".

 

Description Source -  Library of Congress

 

Year -  ca. 1878

Renown Microbiologist and Scientist Dr. Louis Pasteur, ca. 1878

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