Former researcher at the Pasteur Institute, Michel Morange has published an exclusive biography of Louis Pasteur by Editions Gallimard. The book is available since October 6, 2022.
While the subject of unlimited praise, Louis Pasteur was also a target of harsh criticism, particularly during the past decades. He is said to have been unfair towards his predecessors and collaborators, prepared to steal ideas from his competitors, greedy and overly ambitious – so much so that some people nowadays shun his celebrations. It was therefore high time to offer a more calm and balanced analysis, with an accurate description of Pasteur's achievements, but also highlighting the rather more difficult aspects of his personality.
Pasteur, Michel Morange, Collection NRF Biographies, Gallimard, 15cm x 22cm, 432 pages, publication October 6, 2022