Essay Louis Paster Bio

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Louis Pasteur: And the Hidden World of Microbes

The title of the book is “Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes”, written by Louise E. Robbins. (Illustrated at Oxford University Press, Inc in 2001).

The book dives right into it on the morning of December 2, 1885 in Newark, New Jersey. It appear to be winter time in the city and the streets seem to be very talkative, buzzing about a big, fierce dog rampaging around already biting seventeen dogs and six children. The dog was believed to have had rabies and if this was so, the children who were bitten would later develop the symptoms of the disease, which was fever, vomiting, convulsions, paralysis and following death inevitably. This first chapter title “The Long Road to Paris” is where the history of inspiration, phenomenon scientist took place.

The main character in the book is Louis Pasteur, which is the biography of him. Louis Pasteur was born on December 27th, 1822 and died September 28th, 1895 was French chemist and microbiologist Pasteur was born in Tanner family of Jean Joseph Pasteur and his mother Jeanne in France in a town Known as Dole. Louis Pasteur was very poor but smart and creative. When he turn six, Louis was sent to school in Arbors where he enjoys drawing portraits of his family and friends as a remarkable student. After graduate Louis went to private boarding school in Paris to prepare himself to get in the prestigious school in Paris by the name of E’cole Normale Superieure which was a teacher-training school. Lois within a month became home sick and eventually found his way to Arbors where he went and graduate from Royal College in Besancon receiving a bachelor of science at the age of twenty. Louis found his heart of science when he

graduated from working long very hard hours in the laboratory, lectures, and studying. In 1847 he earns his doctorate degree and became a professor at age twenty-six. This was not the end for him as he continues to work more into the laboratory studying crystallography, when the discovery structure of racemic acid was observed. Pasteur believed racemic acid was a mixture of equal amount of normal “right-handed” tartaric acid and an unknown type of “left-handed” tartaric acid that had the same chemical formula. This also included why racemic acid was optically inactive.

Pasteur would later get married to a lady named Marre Laurent and have six children in which only two survived the others died of illnesses. Through all the tragedy, Pasteur was even more determined to be into science, wanting to study alcoholic beverages and fermentation. He learned that the role of microbes and through meticulous experiments he determined that these tiny beings were responsible for turning grape into wine. The research would lead him into the process of pasteurization which is the process of spoilage. The study was a true example of the scientific process because…