|Contribution||Published book supporting concept of spontaneous generation, eliciting critical counter argument for germ theory.|
|Notes||Félix-Archimède Pouchet. As a rule, the Germ Theory Timeline does not include "backward steps" in the evolution of the Germ Theory. Pouchet's work is an exception, because of the role it played in Pasteur's final demolition of Spontaneous Generation. Pouchet (1) believed in heterogenesis, i.e. spontaneous generation of life in non-living organic material, but did not accept abiogenesis, i.e. spontaneous generation of life from non-organic material). (2) He held that ova, not adult creatures, were spontaneously generated.|
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