Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

He developed the vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He revolutionized the medical field by establishing the germ theory of disease, laying the foundation for the control of tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria and tetanus. He was appointed dean of the faculty of sciences at Lille University in France. He developed the process of “Pasteurization” of milk. His name: Louis Pasteur, and he died this day, Sept. 28, 1895. Louis Pasteur stated: “Science brings man nearer to God. … There is something in the depths of our souls which tells us that the world may be more than a mere combination of events.”