When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. – Louis Pasteur

Who is Louis Pasteur?

Louis Pasteur, was a 19th-century French chemist and microbiologist.

Pasteur’s contributions to science, technology and medicine are without precedent. He pioneered the study of molecular asymmetry; discovered that microorganisms cause fermentation and disease.

Pasteur developed antidotes and cures to many dangerous illnesses such as anthrax and rabies. He also successfully invented a way to pasteurize milk.

Today Louis Pasteur is known as one of the most important scientists in history. His discoveries led to an understanding of microbes and diseases that has helped to save millions of lives.