Louis Pasteur


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Louis Pasteur (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 ... more »

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  • The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric. (L' univ...
    Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French chemist. repr. In Works, vol. 1. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences (June 1, 1874).
  • ''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), French chemist. "Pourquoi la France n'a pas trouvé d'hommes supérieurs au moment du péril," Revue Scientifique (Paris, 1871...
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