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    Louis Pasteur Autograph Letter Signed "L. Pasteur". One page, in French, 5.25" x 8.25", Paris; January 4, 1884. A letter from Pasteur to a Mr. Bourrel, a veterinarian in Villefranche, presumably about experiments in rabies in dogs (English translation), in part: "I would like to take advantage of your kindness. I am sending you A dog which must be [illegible] . And a new dog witness. For a more [illegible] result in domesticating him, please have Fabio bite the ripuchin and the witness afterwards. You oblige me very much to send to [illegible] a small note contesting the state of [illegible] which I will give to the Commission." The letter is accompanied by an English translation.

    Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases. Pasteur reduced mortality from puerperal fever and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. Pasteur is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology."

    Condition: Letter has the usual mail folds. Boldly signed.


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