THE FATHER OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BACTERIOLOGY
LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-95) SIGNED CARD, “L. Pasteur”, on a card 3.25 x 2.25, c. 1894, by the French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principle of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. He developed vaccines for rabies and anthrax, and is one of the founders of modern bacteriology. He is also one of the fathers of the germ theory of disease and is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He established the Pasteur Institution in 1887 and was the director until his death. In fine condition, with minor age toning.