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    Louis Pasteur Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages including integral blank, penned in French on recto only, 5.25" x 8", Paris, March 31, 1886. Noted French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur is best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease and reduced mortality from puerperal fever (childbed). He also created the first vaccine for rabies. He is noted for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, a process which came to be called pasteurization. Pasteur is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch. Pasteur sends a brief note to Mr. W. Stern in Moscow commenting favorably on the addressee's modesty in asking only for a signature from the noted scientist. Although penned in a faint hand, the letter is in exceptional condition and is accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Very fine.

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