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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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... fittingly at the Institut Pasteur; a concise life by Pierre Darmon, a historian of medicine; and a detailed examination, based on laboratory notebooks, of certain aspects of Pasteur’s research, by GeraldGeison, 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 ...

Woolsorters’ Disease

Hugh Pennington: The history of anthrax

29 November 2001
... to expect on his triumphant arrival. (A fall-back position had been planned in case the experiment failed: his assistant would attend in his place.) According to the revisionist science historian, GeraldGeison, 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 ...

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