Louis Pasteur Biography

Louis Pasteur 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, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".

Pasteur was responsible for crushing the doctrine of spontaneous generation. He performed experiments that showed that without contamination, microorganisms could not develop. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Louis Pasteur
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Chemist, Physician, Scientist, Microbiologist
Ethnicity:
French people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
December 27, 1822
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
September 28, 1895
Age at Death:
72
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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