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Louis Pasteur: From Portrait Artist to Medical Saviour

A gifted artist, Pasteur had wanted to teach painting; instead, he proved microbes cause disease and showed the world how to stop them. His work saved millions.

“Louis Pasteur” by Albert Edelfelt, dated 1885 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

LOUIS PASTEUR never really wanted to study science: in fact, he had long harboured the dream of being an…

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