La correspondance de F.-A. Pouchet avec les membres de l'Académie des Sciences : une réévaluation du débat sur la génération spontanée

  title={La correspondance de F.-A. Pouchet avec les membres de l'Acad{\'e}mie des Sciences : une r{\'e}{\'e}valuation du d{\'e}bat sur la g{\'e}n{\'e}ration spontan{\'e}e},
  author={Dominique Raynaud},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  pages={257 - 276}
  • D. Raynaud
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Sociology
The controversy between Pasteur and Pouchet on spontaneous generation (1859–1864) has received great interest in the sociology of scientific knowledge. This paper shows that some statements were shifted by Pennetier's biased version (1907). The study of the correspondence between Pouchet and the members of the Academie des Sciences reveals that Pouchet was on intimate terms with many members of this institution, and also that the two commissions appointed in 1862 and 1864 did not collude with… 
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