Item description for Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine (Sowers.) by John Hudson Tiner & Tiner Jon H...
Overview Founder of Modern Medicine Too often scientists build their theories upon wild speculation or unfounded assumptions. Many new ideas turn out to be dead-ends. They neither advance science nor improve daily life. Some people distrust the claims of science. Can science really change the world? Yes, indeed. The scientific discoveries of Louis Pasteur, a Frenchman who lived in the 1800s, have made a difference. He chose scientific questions worthy of attack, those whose solution would benefit ordinary citizens. Pasteurization grew out of his dramatic discovery that tiny living things cause foods like milk to spoil. Gentle heating of the milk destroys the tiny life and keeps the food fresh. He also proved that some microscopic living organisms are helpful to human beings, while others cause illness. His discovery that germs can cause disease is the foundation of modern medicine. It took a great deal of effort to prove the germ theory. Truth, not fleeting fame, motivated Louis Pasteur. He announced his results only after the most careful research in the laboratory and thorough tests in the field. Some scientists resented it when Louis Pasteur showed the error in their favorite theories. Biologist violently opposed his proof that microscopic life could not spring into existence from nonliving elements. Veterinarians belittled his development of vaccines for chicken cholera and anthrax. Surgeons ignored his call for germ-free operating rooms to prevent infections during surgery. Doctors rejected the evidence that germs cause disease. These traditional-minded scientists launched personal attacks against Louis Pasteur. Louis Pasteur, however, didn't settle questions by arguments. He held dramatic public demonstrations so people could judge for themselves. If you listed the top ten scientists of all time, you would include Louis Pasteur near the top of the list. Yet, this great man was very religious, a Christian. Many times, he stated his belief that spiritual and religious values go beyond scientific knowledge. Read Louis Pasteur - Founder of Modern Medicine. It traces in exciting details the events in the life of Louis Pasteur. Learn about his early life as the son of an obscure country tanner. Experience his years of struggle as an unknown scientist. Enjoy his triumph as one of the world's most celebrated heroes.
Publishers Description Learn about his early life as the son of a tanner. Experience his years of struggle as an unknown scientist and enjoy his triumph as one of the world's most celebrated heroes.
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Studio: Mott Media (MI)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.29" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2000
Publisher Mott Media
Grade Level Grade 8
ISBN 0880621591 ISBN13 9780880621595
Availability 0 units.
More About John Hudson Tiner & Tiner Jon H
John Hudson Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of mathematics and science that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis, MO.
Tiner has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer's Guild award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.
John Hudson Tiner currently resides in High Ridge, in the state of Missouri. John Hudson Tiner was born in 1944.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine (Sowers.)?
Excellent book! Sep 19, 2007
I enjoyed this book very much. It kept my attention throughout it. There were so many things that I didn't know about Pasteur. This book covered it all. I am interested in people who discover the cure for diseases. Pasteur found a lot of cures. Too bad we don't have him around now. He could use his help.
Knowledge is Power Jan 9, 2007
This is a great book for every age. It tells a story that most of us have forgot, a very important story. It's easy reading, interesting and relevant.
Great Read! Aug 9, 2005
My son loves these books! He is 9 years old, I try to make sure I read what he is reading. I love his taste! Wonderful character building book! Highlights the achievements and character of a man following his dream and God's will. We have now read most of this series and enjoy them a great deal.