LOUIS PASTEUR—BORN DECEMBER 27, 1822

1922 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
The hundredth anniversary of Pasteur's birth is an appropriate occasion for recalling briefly his services to medicine and to humanity. The descendant of old families of working country people, he received through the sacrifices of his parents and sisters a thorough education, became a deep student of chemistry, and while still a young man solved the problem of the different rotatory effects on light by tartrate crystals of the same chemical composition. This achievement in crystallography and
more » ... rystallography and molecular arrangement became, so to speak, the bridge over which he passed into an intensive study of various fermentations, as he soon learned that the tartrates
doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640260034014 fatcat:x5ywog2pkfhvxo4gre2cj6cgiq