|Contribution||Proposed "microbe" as a general term for a microscopic organism.|
|Notes||In 1878, in discussing the findings of Pasteur, the eminent French surgeon Charles Sédillot proposed the word "microbe." In the same year Pasteur and colleagues approved of the coinage as a "new and fortunate expression proposed by M. Sédillot." See Lechavalier and Solotorovsky p. 47 and 217. For further details see Billmann, F., A pioneer in medicine and surgery: Charles Sédillot (1804–1883). International Journal of Surgery 10: (9) 542–546, 2012|
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