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The private science of Louis Pasteur

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The private science of Louis Pasteur
Title
The private science of Louis Pasteur
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On the hundredth anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and their darker sides - for example, Pasteur's rush to develop the rabies vaccine and the human risks his haste entailed. The discrepancies between the public record and the "private science" of Louis Pasteur tell us as much about the man as they do about the highly competitive and political world he learned to master
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1943-
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Geison, Gerald L.
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Scientists
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
Label
The private science of Louis Pasteur
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-366) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Laboratory Notebooks and the Private Science of Louis Pasteur -- Ch. 2. Pasteur in Brief -- Ch. 3. The Emergence of a Scientist: The Discovery of Optical Isomers in the Tartrates -- Ch. 4. From Crystals to Life: Optical Activity, Fermentation, and Life -- Ch. 5. Creating Life in Nineteenth-Century France: Science, Politics, and Religion in the Pasteur-Pouchet Debate over Spontaneous Generation -- Ch. 6. The Secret of Pouilly-le-Fort: Competition and Deception in the Race for the Anthrax Vaccine -- Ch. 7. From Boyhood Encounter to "Private Patients": Pasteur and Rabies before the Vaccine -- Ch. 8. Public Triumphs and Forgotten Critics: The Debate over Pasteur's Early Use of Rabies Vaccines in Human Cases -- Ch. 9. Private Doubts and Ethical Dilemmas: Pasteur, Roux, and the Early Human Trials of Pasteur's Rabies Vaccine -- Ch. 10. The Myth of Pasteur
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691034423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The private science of Louis Pasteur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Laboratory Notebooks and the Private Science of Louis Pasteur -- Ch. 2. Pasteur in Brief -- Ch. 3. The Emergence of a Scientist: The Discovery of Optical Isomers in the Tartrates -- Ch. 4. From Crystals to Life: Optical Activity, Fermentation, and Life -- Ch. 5. Creating Life in Nineteenth-Century France: Science, Politics, and Religion in the Pasteur-Pouchet Debate over Spontaneous Generation -- Ch. 6. The Secret of Pouilly-le-Fort: Competition and Deception in the Race for the Anthrax Vaccine -- Ch. 7. From Boyhood Encounter to "Private Patients": Pasteur and Rabies before the Vaccine -- Ch. 8. Public Triumphs and Forgotten Critics: The Debate over Pasteur's Early Use of Rabies Vaccines in Human Cases -- Ch. 9. Private Doubts and Ethical Dilemmas: Pasteur, Roux, and the Early Human Trials of Pasteur's Rabies Vaccine -- Ch. 10. The Myth of Pasteur
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691034423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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