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Arthur Goldhammer, 5 October 1995

The Private Science of Louis Pasteur 
by Gerald Geison.
Princeton, 378 pp., £24.95, June 1995, 0 691 03442 7
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Louis Pasteur 
by Patrice Debré.
Flammarion, 559 pp., frs 145, January 1995, 2 08 066646 0
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Pasteur 
by Pierre Darmon.
Fayard, 430 pp., frs 150, February 1995, 9782213594040
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... examination, based on laboratory notebooks, of certain aspects of Pasteur’s research, by Gerald Geison, who is a historian of science at Princeton. Debré’s study is now the best one-volume introduction to both the man and his work, replacing René Dubos’s Louis Pasteur, franc-tireur de la science (1955) and the hopelessly hagiographic Vie ...

Woolsorters’ Disease

Hugh Pennington: The history of anthrax, 29 November 2001

... failed: his assistant would attend in his place.) According to the revisionist science historian, Gerald Geison, the story told about the vaccine and its manufacture was almost certainly economical with the truth. A rival anthrax vaccine had been produced by Jean-Joseph Toussaint, a young professor at Toulouse Veterinary School, who treated the bacteria ...

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