The life and times of Louis Pasteur

May 11, 2020 6:16 pm


Louis Pasteur is a name that most people have heard of in the world of medicine. He was a French microbiologist that made many discoveries that have informed us of how the immune system works, various vaccinations and the nature of diseases. His work has been further by modern biologists which have led us to be able to treat a number of diseases that would have proved fatal in the past and to even use London Chlamydia Testing kits to easily and quickly identify those who may have been exposed to Chlamydia so that they can be given quick treatment as appropriate.

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Here are some interesting facts about the man himself.

  • He is most well known for developing the pasteurisation process to help stop milk and other dairy products from making people ill.
  • He is credited with helping to develop the first vaccine against rabies and saved the life of a young boy who contracted this disease in 1885.

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  • Pasteur supported germ theory and realised that diseases were caused by microorganisms rather than being randomly generated. This had been the view of many people in the past. By following his instinct and researching germ theory he was then able to research illnesses and develop treatments and vaccines for them.