String of silkworm cocoons, used by Pasteur in his investigation into the diseases of silkworms, during 1860-1869
The French microbiologist Louis Pasteur played a crucial role in establishing microorganisms as one of the main causes of disease. An important early step came in the 1860s, when he identified the cause of a disease that was decimating the French silkworm industry. This string of cocoons was used in part of his investigation.
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overall (as displayed): 85 mm x 282 mm x 158 mm, 0.044 kg
- animal remains
- Institut Pasteur
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