Talk:Louis Pasteur

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the life saved[edit]

if the boy did not have rabbies and was given the vaccine he would have died. so he must have had rabbies therefore Pastuer did save the boys life the article should refelect that fact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.77.188.15 (talk) 05:36, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Your logic is peccable. WilliamSommerwerck (talk) 20:35, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Wow - you do know how vaccines work, right? Because if they worked as you'd suggest, millions of people should be dying every day, from getting vaccinated for conditions they do not have, like Small Pox or Influenza. And incidentally, a quick overview of how dog bites work - just because an animal that has rabies bites you, doesn't guarantee you'll acquire rabies.
Also, it's not Ebola - if the saliva doesn't get into your blood stream, or there's no virus in the saliva (only occurs in the later stages), you won't get it. "Every year, more than 15 million people worldwide receive a post-exposure vaccination to prevent the disease– this is estimated to prevent hundreds of thousands of rabies deaths annually." [1] Which means, for every person who's exposed, most wouldn't acquire rabies anyway. It's also a really easy virus to kill on skin or surfaces - a few minutes with soap and water will destroy any traces of it. The only reason people are so dogmatic, about immunizing people the second they are bitten or otherwise exposed, is because if it's not immunized against, and you do acquire it, you ARE going to die. Well, unless you're one of the half dozen who've been saved, in the last 10 years, by putting you in a Ketamine-induced coma until your body can fight it off. 173.23.238.6 (talk) 05:10, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Yeast and Beer[edit]

Didn't Pasteur discover the role yeast plays in making beer? If I remember correctly, some kind of German beer law had to be changed because of it. 108.224.49.18 (talk) 00:33, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

The law you're referring to is the Reinheitsgebot. Pasteur's role in discovering the microbial origin of fermentation is discussed here (albeit not in relation to brewing). Vilĉjo (talk) 22:48, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Did Pasteur receive a medical license?[edit]

I am referring to this line:

"he succeeded in 1844, and received his medical license the next year"

Multiple articles state that Pasteur was questioned for his qualification for executing the rabies vaccine on Joseph Meister, because Pasteur was not a licensed physician. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolients (talkcontribs) 05:10, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Indeed his qualification was on licencié ès sciences (Bachelor of Science), never in medicine. This in fact was the root of controversies in his clinical trials. I have added the correction and additional section on it. Chhandama (talk) 09:56, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 May 2014[edit]

under experimental ethics, there is a typo on the sentence: "This *if* often alleged as serious threat to his profession and personal reputation. " 98.246.33.65 (talk) 03:25, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - I had to reword a little more of it to make some sense, although it is still awkward. As it is also uncited I have added a citation needed template. - Arjayay (talk) 07:58, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Creationist?[edit]

Was Louis Pasteur a Creationist? --41.150.76.203 (talk) 18:51, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/