Louis Pasteur

1822 - 1895

MEDICAL HISTORY

Known for his work in medical history...

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist. He is remembered for his breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He instituted changes in hospital/medical practices to minimize the spread of disease by microbes or germs.discovered that weak forms of disease could be used as an immunization against stronger forms and that rabies was transmitted by viruses too small to be seen under the microscopes of the time. He introduced the medical world to the concept of viruses.
By Xavier King