'Like all that lives': biology, medicine and bacteria in the age of Pasteur and Koch.

@article{Mendelsohn2002LikeAT,
  title={'Like all that lives': biology, medicine and bacteria in the age of Pasteur and Koch.},
  author={J. Andrew Mendelsohn},
  journal={History and philosophy of the life sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          3-36
        }
}
This essay draws a new picture of the science of bacteria in its 'golden age', circa 1880-1900: the organization of its knowledge and practice, its germ theory of disease, the difference between its two major research traditions, and, above all, its place in life science in this period that bristled with theories and debates over inheritance, variation, selection, evolution and that witnessed the transition from natural history to laboratory biology. Pasteur and Koch's science acquired this… CONTINUE READING

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