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; ISBN: WOWIO-00398
Louis Pasteur in 1863 studied fermentation and demonstrated that it is caused by the growth of bacteria; soon afterward he proved bacteria caused putrefaction. His experiments led to Joseph Lister’s concept of antiseptic surgery and effectively ended the doctrine of spontaneous generation.
Pasteur in 1865 discovered the bacillus which caused silkworm disease. Since the bacillus of anthrax had been discovered in 1863, Pasteur started to experiment to see if there was a possibility of using inoculation to prevent smallpox. Consequently he successfully demonstrated the principle of inoculation as a method to combat infectious disease.
Between 1880 and 1885 Pasteur successfully experimented and showed inoculation as a
cure for rabies, then commonly called hydrophobia.
Pasteur in this essay describes his experiments used to understand fermentation and rabies.