How Solving This Medical Mystery Saved Lives

How Solving This Medical Mystery Saved Lives

In this episode, we’ll tell the tale of how a 19th-century duel led to a medical breakthrough. Chemist Louis Pasteur was challenged to prove that invisible agents (germs) caused diseases, and he did so by using sheep. With the world’s media at attention and 50 sheep at the ready, the science community waited with bated breath for the reveal that would revolutionize medical science and save countless lives.


5 - 12+


Biology, Health, Storytelling

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Clint Parks
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October 19, 2023

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