Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur, a qualified chemist, was behind the most important scientific revolutions of the 19th century in the fields of biology, agriculture, medicine and hygiene. Beginning his research on crystallography, he soon embarked on a journey filled with discoveries which led him to develop the rabies vaccine.

 

"Chance favors invention only for minds prepared for discoveries by patient study and persevering efforts*." he said. Throughout his life Louis Pasteur faithfully followed his well-known dictum of science.

 

*Œuvres de Pasteur, vol. VII, p.215.

Updated on 21/11/2013