The Impacts of Louis Pasteur

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  • Created on: 18-02-16 16:18

The Impacts of Louis Pasteur

Causes

  • Louis Pasteur discovered micro-organisms caused disease
  • He published his theory in 1861

Effects

  • Joseph Lister's discovery of sterile surgery and antiseptics was sparked from the germ theory
  • It inspired Robert Koch to identify each bacteria that caused each disease
  • Without Louis Pasteur, vaccinations wouldn't have been discovered as they now knew germs caused disease

Overall summary

The work of Louis Pasteur was the basis of modern surgery and was the most important reason as to why disease could be prevented and cured. As a result of his work, the life expectancy rose from 45 to 75 due to the fact the most deadly diseases could be understood. 

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