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The References listed here were used to create the pages on this site. They are recommended to readers interested in extending their knowledge of the Scientists and scientific studies mentioned herein.
Louis Pasteur —
|“The Life of Pasteur”, Rene Vallery-Radot, (Devonshire, R. L., transl. from “La Vie de Pasteur”,1900, Hachette, Paris) Garden City Publishing Co., New York||The first definitive biography of Pasteur. Author was Pasteur’s son-in-law.|
|“Pasteur, The History of a Mind”, Emile Duclaux, (Smith, E.F. and Hedges, F., transl), 1920, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia||Duclaux, Professor at the Sorbonne and Director of the Pasteur Institute, was a coworker and friend of Pasteur. The book provides authoritative and keen insight into the science, experimental approaches and thinking of Pasteur. Highly recommended.|
|“The History of Bacteriology”, William Bulloch, 1938, Oxford University Press, London||A classic work. Contains excellent chapters on contagion, fermentation, spontaneous generation, surgical sepsis, specific elements in disease and Pasteur’s work on attenuation of virus..|
|“Oeuvres de Pasteur”, Reunies par Pasteur Vallery-Radot, vol. I – VII, 1939, Masson et Cie, editeurs, Paris||A massive collection of the major scientific publications, notes, lectures and correspondence of Pasteur collected and organized by Pasteur’s grandson. Essential documentation. The Volumes —
I: Dissymetrie moleculaire
II: Fermentations et generation dites spontanees
III: etudes dur le vinaigre et sur le vin
IV: etudes sur la maladie des vers a soie
V: etudes sur la bier
VI: Maladies virulentes, virus-vaccins et prophylaxie de la rage
VII: Melanges scientifiques et litteraires; Index
|“Correspondance de Pasteur”, reunie et annotee par Pasteur Vallery-Radot, 4 volumes, 1940, Flammarion, editeur, Paris.||The letters and general correspondence of Pasteur to his parents, friends and scientific colleagues. Complements “Oeuvres”, above.
1: 1840-1857 Lettres de jeunesse, cristallographie.
II: 1857-1877 Fermentations, generation spontanees, maladies
des vins des vers a soie, de la biere..
III: 1877-1895 Maladies virulentes: virus-vaccins du cholera des
poules, du charbon, du rouget, de la rage.
IV: 1885-1895 Maladies vrulentes (cont.): vaccination de
l’homme contre la rage, dernieres annees.
|“Pasteur, Images de sa Vie”, Pasteur Vallery-Radot, 1947, Flammarion, Editeur, Paris||An excellent collection of many photographs of Pasteur, some colleagues and his surroundings during the course of his life. Includes selected writings covering high points of his scientific career.|
|“Pasteur and Modern Science”, Rene Dubos (Brock, T.D. editor), 1995, The Pasteur Foundation of New York.||A reprinted, expanded and illustrated version of the original volume by Dubos (1950). A fine introduction to the life of Pasteur — particularly suited for high school and college students and the general public.|
|“The Founders of Modern Medicine”, Elie Metchnikoff (Berger, D. transl.), 1939, Walden Publications, New York||The author, a renowned scientist, was a personal friend of Pasteur, Koch and Lister. His essays on these men provide intimate details of their work and thinking. In addition this volume includes the landmark papers of Pasteur on “Prevention of Rabies”; the “Etiology of Wound Infections” by Koch; and “The Antiseptic System” by Lister.|
|“Louis Pasteur, Free Lance of Science”, Rene J. Dubos, 1950, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts||Considered to be a definitive and classic review of the life of Pasteur set against the scientific environment of the 19th Century.|
|“The Private Science of Louis Pasteur”, Gerald L. Geison, 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.||The author, a Pasteur scholar (now deceased), delved into newly-available Pasteur archives to interpret various researches of Pasteur on crystallography, anthrax and rabies. Geison’s criticisms, often unfair, are weighted to undermine the so-called “Myth of Pasteur”. None-the-less makes interesting and provocative reading.|
|“Louis Pasteur”, Patrice Debre (Forster, E., transl.) 1998, The Johns Hopkins University Press.||A scholarly and detailed history of Pasteur’s life and accomplishments. Contains balanced exposition of newer information on Pasteur’s laboratory experimentation and methods (cf, Geison, above). Highly recommended|
|Edward Jenner —.||more to be added….|
|“The Life of Edward Jenner”, John Baron, 1832 ,Vol. I, 1838 Vol. II, London: Henry Colburn, Publisher.||Baron was the authorized biographer of Jenner. His two-volume treatise is the primary source of much documentation for Jenner.|
|“Dr. Jenner of Berkeley”, Dorothy Fisk, 1959, Wm. ,Heinemann, Ltd. London.||A standard biography, easy to read.|
|“Edward Jenner, The Cheltenham Years, 1795 – 1823”, Paul Saunders, 1982 , University Press of New England.||The author, a long-time resident of Cheltenham, has chronicled Jenner’s life and activities conducted in Cheltenham rather than Berkeley. A good deal of local color is added to Jenner’s life.|
|“Edward Jenner 1749 – 1823”, Richard B. Fisher, 1991, Andre Jenner, Ltd., London.||A standard biography.|