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The private science of Louis Pasteur

Author: Gerald L Geison
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the hundredth anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Geison
ISBN: 0691034427 9780691034423
OCLC Number: 31132072
Description: xiv, 378 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Laboratory Notebooks and the Private Science of Louis Pasteur --
Ch. 2. Pasteur in Brief --
Ch. 3. The Emergence of a Scientist: The Discovery of Optical Isomers in the Tartrates --
Ch. 4. From Crystals to Life: Optical Activity, Fermentation, and Life --
Ch. 5. Creating Life in Nineteenth-Century France: Science, Politics, and Religion in the Pasteur-Pouchet Debate over Spontaneous Generation --
Ch. 6. The Secret of Pouilly-le-Fort: Competition and Deception in the Race for the Anthrax Vaccine --
Ch. 7. From Boyhood Encounter to "Private Patients": Pasteur and Rabies before the Vaccine --
Ch. 8. Public Triumphs and Forgotten Critics: The Debate over Pasteur's Early Use of Rabies Vaccines in Human Cases --
Ch. 9. Private Doubts and Ethical Dilemmas: Pasteur, Roux, and the Early Human Trials of Pasteur's Rabies Vaccine --
Ch. 10. The Myth of Pasteur.
Responsibility: Gerald L. Geison.
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