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Louis Pasteur, 1822 - 1895

 

Louis Pasteur 1822-1895

 


 

Louis was a French scientist, a chemist to be exact.

He came to believe that it was germs that caused diseases and we know that he was right. Louis Pasteur was very much into bacteria and found vaccines for rabies and much more.

 

Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization

Pasteurization is a process named after Louis Pasteur. It describes the sterilization of wine, beer, cheese, milk and such by heat, thus killing harmful bacteria that could cause diseases.

Pasteurization made it possible for food to be stored longer and shipped much further. Therefore, Louis contributed significantly to the industry. 

 


LOUIS PASTEUR
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Louis Pasteur's Career

Louis was professor at the Lycée in Dijon, where he taught physics. He went on to the University of Strasbourg, where he taught chemistry. He then switched to the University of Lille, later Paris.

 

Louis Pasteur's Family

In 1849, Louis Pasteur married Marie Laurent. They had five children.

 


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