Document Detail

Louis Pasteur, from crystals of life to vaccination.
MedLine Citation:
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.
P Berche
Related Documents :
22729556 - Dna fusion-gene vaccination in patients with prostate cancer induces high-frequency cd8...
22411866 - Invited commentary: immunization and bell's palsy in children.
22819586 - Expression and immunological characterization of the heat shock protein-70 homologue fr...
22630596 - Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea)-based cancer vaccines: recent patents and antitumor effe...
18996426 - A proteoliposome based formulation administered by the nasal route produces vibriocidal...
16422296 - Feasibility and prospects for a vaccine to prevent cryptococcosis.
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 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516420     Medline TA:  Clin Microbiol Infect     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 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.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  P2X7 receptor regulation of non-classical secretion from immune effector cells.
Next Document:  Single purse string with four-point traction for better haemorrhoid retraction.