LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1886 WITH SIR JAMES PAGET - HFSID 174264
LOUIS PASTEUR and JAMES PAGET The French microbiologist addressed this envelope panel, which the latter signs dockets on the right Envelope Panel addressed by Pasteur to Paget with docket signed: "J. Paget", 5½x3½.
Sale Price $1,190.00
LOUIS PASTEUR and JAMES PAGET The French microbiologist addressed this envelope panel, which the latter signs dockets on the right Envelope Panel addressed by Pasteur to Paget with docket signed: "J. Paget", 5½x3½. : Handwritten by Louis Pasteur (1822-1895): "Docteur Sir James Paget/Medecin de S.M. la Russe/Londres/(Angleterre)". Docketed at right by James Paget (1814-1899): "from M. Pasteur/J. Paget/Mar. 15,/1886". James Paget was a surgeon and pioneer of medical pathology who has three diseases named after him, most notably Paget's disease. He first described the bone inflammation osteitus deformans (Paget's disease) in 1877. His pathology expertise and educational endeavors helped build up the field of medicine in the United Kingdom. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a chemist and biologist who is considered one of a handful of the most important pioneers of microbiology. His body of work directly led to the development of vaccinations to protect humans from deadly diseases, the invalidation of the spontaneous generation theory of life, and the invention of pasteurization. Pasteurization is the process of heating dairy products to eliminate microbial organisms that can spread disease. Germ theory was already rapidly growing support, but Pasteur conducted controlled experiments from 1860-1864 that investigated germs, disease, and potential causality. These experiments put to rest any further serious opposition to the theory. While Pasteur's influence on microbiology and chemistry stretch far into the sciences, his notoriety today is primarily due to the namesake process of pasteurization used on virtually all dairy products sold in stores. Soiled. Irregular edges. Creased, worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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