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    Louis Pasteur Inscribed Portrait Signed. Measuring 8.75" x 11.75", French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), is seen in a reprinted 1886 portrait bust by Legamey. Below the image is a large facsimile signature. Inscribed at the lower right in French by Pasteur, in translation: "Souvenir of May 11, 1886, to Mr. Maurice Vallery-Radot / [signed] L. Pasteur." Vallery-Radot could be the brother of Pasteur's son-in-law, René Vallery-Radot, who married his daughter Marie-Louise in 1879 and published a biography of Pasteur in 1884.

    One year earlier, Pasteur had successfully treated a human with his new rabies vaccine. From the Collection of a Minnesota Gentleman.


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