Chapter 13 : Further Applications of the Germ Theory of Disease

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Louis Pasteur showed very early in his scientific life an uncanny skill in converting the results of theoretical studies into practical applications. Just as the experiments on fermentation led him to develop practical procedures for preserving foodstuffs with controlled heating, so did the experiments on the germ theory of disease lead him to become involved in practical problems of medicine and surgery. The studies of vaccination which have just been recounted constitute the most spectacular phase of his achievements in this field, and also the most productive in practical results. But he devoted himself to many other types of practical applications, some of which have come to fruit only in recent years. One of Pasteur's most original ideas was to use microorganisms for the control of animal and plant parasites. What Pasteur had suggested as a possible method of biological control of pests became chiefly a possible technique of biological warfare.

Citation: Dubos R. 1998. Further Applications of the Germ Theory of Disease, p 127-131. In Pasteur and Modern Science. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818265.ch13
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