The Story of Louis Pasteur aka A Historia de Louis Pasteur [Import]
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This is a Region 0(All) DVD and it will play on any DVD players sold in the US or Canada. It will play also on any DVD players worldwide that plays NTSC format.
Audio in English. Optional Subtitles in Portuguese.
The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine
In 1860 Paris, chemist Louis Pasteur is considered a quack within the medical community for advocating that doctors and surgeons wash their hands and boil their instruments to destroy microbes that can kill their patients. He came across this belief when discovering microscopic organisms in sour wine, the organisms which could be killed if heated sufficiently. The belief among the scientific community at large is that the organisms are the result of disease and not the cause. This belief is despite the fact that thirty percent of women die in childbirth due to child bed disease, accounting for twenty thousand annual deaths in Paris alone. The debate takes Pasteur all the way to a meeting with Emperor Napoleon III and his physician, Dr. Charbonnet, who is one of the leading opponents of Pasteur. Several years later - France now a republic - much of Pasteur's reputation changes as a government sanctioned experiment with anthrax and sheep shows that a vaccine created by Pasteur proves ..(IMDB)
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in America. Paul Muni in the title role is magnificent,
and one really gets a good sense, of a scientist
committed to truth. I tried it with my
kids and they loved it.
The quality of this DVD was very good also.