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Louis Pasteur Centennial Medal
Date: 1922
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing left with legend: "LOVIS PASTEVR." Reverse bears legend above: "CENTIEME ANNIVERSAIRE", followed by inscription: "DE LA/NAISSANCE/DE/PASTEUR/27 DECEMBRE/1822 - 1922."
Object Number: INV.5559
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at right of field: "O.Roty" Inscription: edge, lower right: "BRONZE"

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Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was world-renowned French chemist and biologist, who founded the science of microbiology, proved the germ theory of disease, invented the process of pasteurization, and developed vaccines for several diseases, including rabies.