Author: Dave Rosenberg M.D.
- Louis Pasteur developed the technique that is now known as pasteurization. It was first used in the wine-producing regions of France, and eventually in dairy products like milk.
- Pasteur also investigated infectious disease. During one experiment, Pasteur’s lab assistant accidentally infected chickens with a weakened form of cholera. When none of the chickens died, Pasteur re-infected them with a stronger strain. This time, none of the chickens became sick because they had been inoculated against the disease. This experiment paved the way for modern vaccination.