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Pasteur, Louis (1822–95)

  • By: Kelly Boyer Sagert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Born on December 27, 1822, at Dole, Jura, France, Louis Pasteur founded microbiology as a science; disproved the theory of spontaneous generation, replacing it with germ theory of disease; discovered how to pasteurize liquids to prevent disease; and developed vaccines for ...

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