Famous experiments involving microbes

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Edward Jenner and smallpox

  • Jenner found that people who caught cowpox did not catch smallpox.
  • he tested his theory on an 8 year old boy
  • he gave the boy cowpox then gave him the deadly smallpox and magically the boy did not develop smallpox!

Louis Pasteur and spontaneous generation

  • people thought that microbes spontaneously appeared ou of non living material and contaminated food and liquids
  • Pasteur proved that the…


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