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Transcript of Louis Pasteur
Louis was very skilled in drawing and painting.
Louis developed pasteurization of milk.
This is the process of heating, then cooling the milk to keep damage causing microbes from causing the milk to go bad.
He saved milk and WINE!! ( this makes my mother very happy)
More Fun Facts
Pasteur was made a Grand Croix of the Legion of Honor, a prestigious French order.
Finally, a cure!
In Germany a 9yr old boy named Joseph Meister was bitten by a rabid dog.
His parents rushed him to Louis who had not yet tied the vaccine for rabies yet.
Without the vaccine the boy was sure to die, so Louis gave the boy the vaccine.
Joseph was the first person to receive the vaccine and survive.
Louis also made a vaccine for TB, cholera, anthrax and small pox.
In 1864 the french finally accepted Louis' germ theory.
He also saved the silk industry by eliminating the silkworm disease.
By: William Shuele
"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world."
Louis was born in 1822
He was a french chemist and microbiologist best known for this remarkable breakthrough in the cause and prevention of disease.
In 1849 he married Marie Laurent. they had 5 children but only 2 of the 5 survived.
Louis painted this portrait of his father.
All you have to do is BELIEVE
Louis further worked with germ theory. He helped the world realize there was bacteria and fungus that could not always be seen.
He was determined to find a way to kill these unseen germs.
Poor Louis, no one believed he could.
Every one made fun of Louis' theories, even other scientists and regular people.
But Louis ignored them and he believed he could do it....and he did!
Even more Fun Facts!
Louis celebrated his 70th birthday in Sorbonne, France.