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Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 737
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895)
Date(s): 1668
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 10 pages
Name of creator(s): Pasteur | Louis | 1822-1895 | French chemist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Pasteur's research on fermentation and rabies led to his discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, the 'germ theory of disease'. He invented pasteurisation and his work became a key influence on developments in bacteriology and microbiology as well as in gerenal medical practise; The Pasteur Institute was founded in 1887 by Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur's grandfather was Jean Henri Pasteur, and his aunt Jeannette Pasteur, were both of Vuillafans, near Besançon. A cousin, Maximien Buchon, was of Salins; Magnan family correspondence includes letters Marie and Louise Pasteur, Jules Raulin, Eugène Magnan, and Mathilde Magnan (afterwards Fournery); Jules Raulin (1836-1896), was Pasteur's first assistant, afterwards Sous-Directeur of Pasteur's Laboratoire de Chimie Physiologique at the Ecole Normale and Professor of Chemistry at Lyons. 1862-84 and n.d; Louis Pasteur's assistant Fernand Boutroux, was the brother of Jeanne Pasteur; Henry Debray (1827-1888) and Eugène Viala were also assistants to Pasteur; Jules Vercel was a school friend of Pasteur's from Arbois.


Scope and content/abstract:

Clerk's copy of 'Opinions presentees par M. Pasteur, dans la reunion do 16 Mars 1868 au Palais de Tuileries' (Views presented by Louis Pasteur at a reunion at the Palais de Tuileries, 16 March 1668).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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