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Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist who lived between 1822-1895. He made great progress in the field of medicine when he came up with a theory about germs, tiny animals that can carry diseases.

Pasteur later saved many lives when he developed vaccines for rabies and other deadly illnesses.


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