Louis Pasteur: Disease Fighter (Great Minds of Science)

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Presents a biography of the noted French scientist whose discoveries, including a rabies vaccine and the process of pasteurization, had important practical applications in both medicine and industry.

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Louis Pasteur was one of the first scientists to understand the importance of microorganisms--both good and bad. Some microorganisms (or germs, as Pasteur called them) are helpful, such as those that cause grapes to ferment and become wine, or those that cause milk to ripen and become cheese. Among his most important discoveries was pasteurization. This process kills harmful bacteria in liquids such as wine and milk, without destroying the liquid. Louis Pasteur focused much of his research on how to prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms by developing vaccines. Pasteur is most famous for discovering the rabies vaccine. For his many contributions to both medicine and industry, Louis Pasteur is remembered as one of the great minds of science.

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Linda Wasmer Smith is a science and medical journalist who has been contributing to magazines and newspapers for over fifteen years. She is the author of a book titled Of Mind and Body.

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