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Louis Pasteur, from crystals of life to vaccination.
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PMID:  22882766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18 (Suppl. 5) 1-6 ABSTRACT: Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) is an exceptional scientist who opened a new era in medicine and biology. Starting from studies on crystals of by-products of wine fermentation, he first defined a distinct chemistry between dead and living matters. He then showed the role of living microbes in the fermentation and putrefaction processes. This brought him to challenge the two-millennium-old theory of spontaneous generation, using remarkably well-designed experiments. His observations on epidemics in silkworms allowed him to demonstrate the role of specific germs in infectious diseases. His discovery of the vaccine against fowl cholera can be considered as the birth of immunology. Finally, he became universally recognized through his famous vaccinations against anthrax and rabies.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-0691     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Microbiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9516420     Medline TA:  Clin Microbiol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2012 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades, Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
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