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Pasteur knocked off pedestal? | Milton Wainwright
An Edinburgh surgeon was the first person to recognize and cure a bacterial infection, a British biologist is claiming1. John Goodsir realized that microbes make people sick in 1842 – nearly 20 years before Louis Pasteur’s breakthroughs in microbiology, argues Milton Wainwright of the University of Sheffield. “The idea that Pasteur developed germ theory in …