An expert at the University of Sheffield has published a paper that dispels the popular belief that Louis Pasteur was the first person to demonstrate the connection between infective agents and disease in the 1860s.
Dr. Milton Wainwright’s research, published in Advances in Applied Microbiology, has uncovered various references that suggest that Greek and Italian physicians had made the link between bacteria and disease before the birth of Christ. He also found that Louis Pasteur wasn’t even the first person to successfully recognise and treat a bacterial infection, and that the honour should go to a surgeon called John Goodsir.
Dr Wainwright explains, “The common belief is that before Louis Pasteur people believed that disease was caused by foul smelling air, or miasma. However, it seems that even before the birth of Christ some physicians had concluded that disease could be caused by small animals which ‘enter the nostrils and cause distempers’.
Lorna Branton | alfa
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