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LOUIS PASTEUR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/28/1886 - HFSID 74909

LOUIS PASTEUR The microbiologist signed and sent this handwritten letter to a colleague reminding him about their lunch appointment Autograph Letter Signed: "L. Pasteur" One page. 4½x7. Bordighera. November 28, 1886.

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LOUIS PASTEUR The microbiologist signed and sent this handwritten letter to a colleague reminding him about their lunch appointment Autograph Letter Signed: "L. Pasteur" One page. 4½x7. Bordighera. November 28, 1886. In Full (translated from French): "We are expecting you for lunch, dear doctor, Tuesday, November 30. If Mrs. Bouchard is with you in Nice we will have great pleasure to see her again with you. Our very best compliments." 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. Horizontal fold through signature (still legible). Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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