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Controversy with Koch on   Anthrax
Pasteur's Reply
Molleret Summary
Rumford Medal 
Rabies Treatment

Institut Pasteur

Controversy with Pasteur on Anthrax: 
Koch's Critque
Molleret Summary

Lister Institute

"An Inquiry..."
Jenner Museum

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The References listed here were used to create the pages on this site.  They are recommended to readers interested in  extending their knowledge of the Scientists and scientific studies mentioned herein.

Louis Pasteur --

"The Life of Pasteur", René Vallery-Radot, (Devonshire, R. L., transl. from "La Vie de Pasteur",1900, Hachette, Paris)  Garden City Publishing Co., New York The first definitive biography of Pasteur. Author was Pasteur's  son-in-law.
"Pasteur, The History of a Mind", Emile Duclaux, (Smith, E.F. and Hedges, F., transl), 1920, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia Duclaux, Professor at the Sorbonne and Director of the Pasteur Institute, was a coworker and friend of Pasteur. The book  provides authoritative and keen insight into the science, experimental approaches and thinking of Pasteur.  Highly recommended.
"The History of Bacteriology", William Bulloch, 1938, Oxford University Press, London A classic work. Contains excellent chapters on contagion, fermentation, spontaneous generation, surgical sepsis, specific elements in disease and Pasteur's work on attenuation of virus..
"Oeuvres de Pasteur", Réunies par Pasteur Vallery-Radot, vol. I - VII,  1939, Masson et Cie, Éditeurs, Paris A massive collection of the major scientific publications, notes, lectures and correspondence of Pasteur collected and organized by Pasteur's grandson. Essential documentation.  The Volumes --
    I:    Dissymétrie moléculaire
    II:   Fermentations et gènération dites spontanées
    III: Études dur le vinaigre et sur le vin
    IV: Études sur la maladie des vers à soie
    V:   Études sur la bièr
    VI:  Maladies  virulentes, virus-vaccins  et  prophylaxie  de  la   rage
    VII: Mélanges scientifiques et littéraires; Index
"Correspondance de Pasteur", réunie et annotée par Pasteur Vallery-Radot, 4 volumes, 1940, Flammarion, Éditeur, Paris. The letters and general correspondence of Pasteur to his parents, friends and scientific colleagues. Complements "Oeuvres", above.
  1: 1840-1857 Lettres de jeunesse, cristallographie.
    II:  1857-1877 Fermentations, génération spontanées, maladies
          des vins   des  vers a soie, de la bière..
   III: 1877-1895 Maladies virulentes: virus-vaccins du choléra des
          poules,   du  charbon, du  rouget, de la rage.
   IV: 1885-1895 Maladies vrulentes (cont.): vaccination de
         l'homme  contre   la  rage, dernières années.
"Pasteur, Images de sa Vie", Pasteur Vallery-Radot, 1947, Flammarion, Editeur, Paris An excellent collection of many photographs of Pasteur, some colleagues  and his surroundings during the course of his life.  Includes selected writings covering high points of his scientific career.
"Pasteur and Modern Science", René Dubos  (Brock, T.D. editor), 1995, The Pasteur Foundation of New York.      A reprinted, expanded and illustrated version  of the original volume by Dubos (1950).  A fine  introduction to the life of Pasteur -- particularly suited for high school and college students and the general public.
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"The Founders of Modern Medicine", Elie Metchnikoff (Berger, D. transl.), 1939, Walden Publications, New York The author, a renowned scientist, was a personal friend of Pasteur, Koch and Lister.  His essays on these men provide intimate details of their work and thinking. In addition this volume includes the landmark papers of Pasteur on "Prevention of Rabies"; the "Etiology of Wound Infections" by Koch; and "The Antiseptic System" by Lister.
"Louis Pasteur, Free Lance of Science", Rene J. Dubos, 1950, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts Considered to be a definitive and classic review of the life of Pasteur set against the scientific environment of the 19th Century.
"The Private Science of Louis Pasteur", Gerald L. Geison, 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. The author, a Pasteur scholar (now deceased),  delved into newly-available Pasteur archives to interpret various  researches of Pasteur on crystallography, anthrax and rabies.  Geison's  criticisms, often unfair, are weighted to undermine the so-called "Myth of Pasteur". None-the-less makes interesting and provocative reading.
"Louis Pasteur", Patrice Debré (Forster, E., transl.) 1998, The Johns Hopkins University Press. A scholarly and detailed history of Pasteur's life and  accomplishments. Contains balanced  exposition of newer information on Pasteur's laboratory experimentation and methods (cf, Geison, above). Highly recommended
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