Dubos, Rene Louis Pasteur - Free Lance of Science
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1976 0684145006 / 9780684145006 First Thus Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
Corners bumped, slight edge wear, name on front end paper. Jacket shows minor edge wear and rubbing, front flap creased back about an inch from the edge. An attractive copy.
"This is a reissue of the 1950 biography of the French chemist who was the founder of the microbiological sciences. The author has provided an important introduction which throws new light on the subject. The word 'pasteurization' is now part of the international vocabulary - as meaningful to the housewife as to the food technologist and the research biologist. The development of pasteurization techniques, however, is only one of Pasteur's many titles to fame. His name is associated with some of the largest theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern science - in chemistry, biology, and medicine. In addition to being a great scientist, Pasteur was passionately concerned with the welfare of mankind, always ready to engage in public debates until he had made his colleagues share his convictions and act upon them."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall