Pasteur provided the proof for the existence of the germ theory of disease and revolutionized the way we think about human health.
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Louis Pasteur is known as the father of microbiology. He is renowned for developing the germ theory of disease, creating the process of pasteurization, and for changing the way scientists develop vaccines.
Before Pasteur, people believed the doctrine of "spontaneous generation" - that life spontaneously appeared from non-living matter.
This theory was used to explain why food spoiled and how infection developed. Pasteur disproved this theory.
The German scientist was the first person to identify electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength that we today know as an x-ray.
The most common usage of x-rays includes detecting broken or fractured bones, heart problems, breast cancer, scoliosis, and tumors. X-ray machines are used to help save the lives of millions of people.
With over 200 different kinds of viruses that make up the common cold, Science is struggling to find a cure.
Adults suffer this elusive, widespread, and infectious disease 2 to 4 times a year, and children up to 10 times.