Experimental method and spontaneous generation: the controversy between Pasteur and Pouchet, 1859--64.

  title={Experimental method and spontaneous generation: the controversy between Pasteur and Pouchet, 1859--64.},
  author={N. Roll-Hansen},
  journal={Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences},
  volume={34 3},
  • N. Roll-Hansen
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
j HE introduction of the experimental method in biology has traditionally been seen as the main ingredient of the nineteenth century revolution in that science. Louis Pasteur was perhaps the greatest prophet of the new experimental biology, and his contribution to settling the question of spontaneous generation has been taken as a model of proper experimental method. He combined theoretical boldness and imagination with a critical scientific attitude and thorough methods of testing disputed… Expand

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