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The private science of Louis Pasteur, Gerald L. Geison

Label
The private science of Louis Pasteur
Title
The private science of Louis Pasteur
Statement of responsibility
Gerald L. Geison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On the hundredth anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and their darker sides - for example, Pasteur's rush to develop the rabies vaccine and the human risks his haste entailed. The discrepancies between the public record and the "private science" of Louis Pasteur tell us as much about the man as they do about the highly competitive and political world he learned to master
  • Through his vivid reconstruction of the professional rivalries as well as the national adulation that surrounded Pasteur, Geison places him in his wider cultural context. In giving Pasteur the close scrutiny his fame and achievements deserve, Geison's book offers compelling reading for anyone interested in the social and ethical dimensions of science
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geison, Gerald L.
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.P2
LC item number
G35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
P291GB 1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Scientists
  • Chemistry
  • Chimistes
  • Biologistes
  • Scientifiques
  • Scientists
  • France
  • Onderzoekers
  • Microbiologie
Label
The private science of Louis Pasteur, Gerald L. Geison
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Laboratory Notebooks and the Private Science of Louis Pasteur -- Ch. 2. Pasteur in Brief -- Ch. 3. The Emergence of a Scientist: The Discovery of Optical Isomers in the Tartrates -- Ch. 4. From Crystals to Life: Optical Activity, Fermentation, and Life -- Ch. 5. Creating Life in Nineteenth-Century France: Science, Politics, and Religion in the Pasteur-Pouchet Debate over Spontaneous Generation -- Ch. 6. The Secret of Pouilly-le-Fort: Competition and Deception in the Race for the Anthrax Vaccine -- Ch. 7. From Boyhood Encounter to "Private Patients": Pasteur and Rabies before the Vaccine -- Ch. 8. Public Triumphs and Forgotten Critics: The Debate over Pasteur's Early Use of Rabies Vaccines in Human Cases -- Ch. 9. Private Doubts and Ethical Dilemmas: Pasteur, Roux, and the Early Human Trials of Pasteur's Rabies Vaccine -- Ch. 10. The Myth of Pasteur
Control code
ocm31132072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691034423
Lccn
94035338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31132072
  • (OCoLC)31132072
Label
The private science of Louis Pasteur, Gerald L. Geison
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Laboratory Notebooks and the Private Science of Louis Pasteur -- Ch. 2. Pasteur in Brief -- Ch. 3. The Emergence of a Scientist: The Discovery of Optical Isomers in the Tartrates -- Ch. 4. From Crystals to Life: Optical Activity, Fermentation, and Life -- Ch. 5. Creating Life in Nineteenth-Century France: Science, Politics, and Religion in the Pasteur-Pouchet Debate over Spontaneous Generation -- Ch. 6. The Secret of Pouilly-le-Fort: Competition and Deception in the Race for the Anthrax Vaccine -- Ch. 7. From Boyhood Encounter to "Private Patients": Pasteur and Rabies before the Vaccine -- Ch. 8. Public Triumphs and Forgotten Critics: The Debate over Pasteur's Early Use of Rabies Vaccines in Human Cases -- Ch. 9. Private Doubts and Ethical Dilemmas: Pasteur, Roux, and the Early Human Trials of Pasteur's Rabies Vaccine -- Ch. 10. The Myth of Pasteur
Control code
ocm31132072
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691034423
Lccn
94035338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31132072
  • (OCoLC)31132072

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