How Did Louis Pasteur Contribute To Science

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Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur made many discoveries that helped the world. His medical accomplishments include cures for rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm disease. He also contributed toward our first vaccines. His approach to scientific research and his methods are seen to have transformed science. His medical achievements make him an important part of the history of medicine (Discovery of Pasteurization, n.d.). Pasteur’s motivation seems to come just as President Benson said in his talk, “Scouting Builds Men”, that “Pasteur’s primary objective in life was to serve God through serving mankind” (Benson, n.d.). President Benson explains that Louis Pasteur saw the death of ultimately three of his children. There was also another thing going on at that time and that was there was a disease that was killing silk worms which threatened the ruin of the silk business for France. These were all questions that led to scientific research and discoveries.…show more content…
The miasma theory is that disease was caused by “the presence in the air of a miasma, a poisonous vapour in which were suspended particles of decaying matter that was characterized by its foul smell” (Science Museum, n.d.). It had been around since the Middle Ages and was thought to be the cause of infectious diseases. Scientists like John Snow wrote about what he observed which was that the miasma theory was false. Pasteur did an experiment and determined that it was bacteria that grows from the outside (5 things Louis Pasteur did, 2015). Pasteur went on to discover that there were bacteria getting into wounds and even though some doctors rebuked his ideas, they tried them. After two years of using his germ theory ideas, hospital deaths after surgery dropped from 90 percent to 15 present (Benson,
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