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Date1864
AuthorPasteur
Contributionb. Lectured in opposition to theory of spontaneous generation.
ReferenceGeison
NotesFamous lecture at the Sorbonne (April 7) decisively repudiating theory of spontaneous generation, and refuting arguments of Pouchet. Included demonstration of his swan-neck flasks. According to Geison, Pasteur held that dusts may carry "the germs of disease and death: thyhus, cholera, yellow fever, and many other plagues." The quote is from Geison, but it is not given by him as a quote from Pasteur. What were Pasteur's actual words?
CategoryMiscellany
Pathogen ClassGeneral

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