Even though he had a below average grade in chemistry (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences), who would’ve thought a very poor, failing student would become one of the world’s most famous scientists? After high school, Pasteur went to college. He failed his college exam the first year, but passed the next (Adler).
A few years later, after getting out of college, Pasteur decided to study in crystallography, which soon made him famous (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences).
At age 26, decided he was tired of studying crystallography and tried a different field: bacteria (Manning 193).
Studying bacteria was far more successful than studying crystallography. He had discovered three new types of bacteria: staphylococcus, streptococcus, and pneumococcus (Dakes 165).
He also discovered chicken cholera, proved microbes reproduce, and proved that microorganisms are caused by living things and germs, and that microorganisms are killed at 122 degrees Fahrenheit (Jones 38).
During this time, Pasteur studied beer and wine making. Industries are also thankful to him for saving the wine and silk industries.
He found a disease living in wine and silkworms, but found a cure to it (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences).
This process became known as pasteurization (Manning 193).
Later on in his life, he became a chemistry professor in Strasbourg, France (Manning 193).
In 1847, he was appointed a professor in physics, and had 5 children. He had also revolutionized the practice of medicine (Dakes 165) and urged hospitals to practice hygiene, like washing their hands (Jones 38).
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Soon though, Louis Pasteur would discover something greater than anything else he’s imagine.
During this time in his life, the first electrical telegraph was sent, the saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax, and the Mexican-american war was beginning (Sobel), but something else important was about to happen. Pasteur had recently read that an eight-year old boy had been bitten by a dog with a disease called rabies. The boy was close to death, and Pasteur at the time was working on a vaccine for rabies, but on animals. The young boy’s parents pleaded for Pasteur to try the vaccine on him, but Pasteur was hesitant, not knowing what the results may be.
He gave in though, and he proceeded. Surprisingly, the vaccine worked (Manning 193)! From their on, Pasteur developed vaccines to protect both people and animals, for example, anthrax, another infectious disease (Jones 38).
Pasteur spent the remaining years of his life studying animals diseases like anthrax (Adler).
During this time, Pasteur had a stroke. He survived it though, but was partially paralyzed. Even that, though, wouldn’t stop him from continuing his work (Manning 193).
In 1888, he established The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences).
He continued his studies until he died on September 28, 1895. He was buried at The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France (Manning 193).
Louis Pasteur will always be known as one of the most important scientists in history (Dakes 165).
Without his rabies vaccine, who knows if there would even be a cure for it today. He was portrayed as a hard-working man that benefited humanity (Adler) and tracked down dangerous organisms. As he once said, “In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind. ” (Jones 38)