The book is made of two parts: the first one is a detailed exploration of the litterature around Pasteur’s rise from obscurity to fame and of the corresponding. The Pasteurization of France [Bruno Latour, Alan Sheridan, John Law] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What can one man accomplish. The pasteurization of France: Bruno Latour, translated by Alan Sheridan and John Law (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press.
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In Pasteurs lab they will get the best environment ever to multiply! Mikrobiologie Frankreich Microbiologie — histoire — France. It was not always convenient to follow Bouchardat’s prudent advice to physicians assisting at births to wait several days before doing so again.
Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. These storytellers attribute causes, date events, endow entities with quahties, classify actors. This undertaking does not purport to add anything to the history frxnce science, still less to the history of the nineteenth century.
Inwell before the first studies on rabies, Tyndall pasteuization siders that the revolution carried out by Pasteur is already complete. This book is about the complex networks among nature, science, and society, but to clarify the pasteuriaation of forces, it is divided into two parts, as the French title alludes.
It should be stressed that all these quotations are taken from authors who are extremely dubious about contagionist theories, have hardly heard of asepsia, and are writing some fifteen years before the slightest appUcation of bacteriology to human medicine.
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In such a state, nothing could divide up the time of hygiene into recognizable framce. Cancel Forgot your password? Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access Pasteuriaztion of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. The act of operating no longer kills: It could not be introduced into an brruno environment. Antisepsia and asepsia may develop without the knowledge of any particular microbe, with- out the culture, the attenuation in short, without anything to be found in the medical program of the Pasteurians.
Latour does not wish is simply impute a revolution to Pasteur C. The first defines the “trials of strength”; the second enables us to explain what “po- tency” is made up of. The juridical “social” link is weak, but that which links all men together by a disease is much stronger.
To offer well-conceived Machiavellian strategies to explain science is as mean- ingless as to write “Die erste Colonne marschiert, die zweite Colonne marschiert.
But in order to extirpate the microbe, we must place the representatives of the hygienists or Pasteurians everywhere. He read the Francf Scientific from to recording all references to disease, biology, health, Pasteur, microbes, doctors, and hygiene.
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Surgeons could go into the stomach, they could wield the lancet in the ovaries, and still hope that the living individual on whom they were operating would not die at once. The latest figures for deaths from infectious diseases, says Richet, “have been in constant progress for the past twenty-five years”p. Going against much of the crowd, the first part of the work has significantly more substance than his ‘Irreductions.
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We can see the paradox of the hygienist movement: This 48 War and Peace of Microbes solution was typical of the “old” hygiene with its precautionary ac- cumulatory methods. One may have guessed the cause of this shift in metaphysics. Finally, study of the Revue explains why it is so difficult to decide how much should be attributed to each group, or even laotur avoid the impression of a revolution. When could the microorganism pass from the mother’s vagina to the well-closed eye or the newborn infant?
Jun 17, Luther Wilson rated it it was amazing. Con- tagionism as a general doctrine was powerless, but the Ariadne’s patseurization, making it possible to connect a ship, a train, a particular topography, a system of water supply, brought together both the traditional investigation and the new agent.
Without being exhaustive, I nevertheless recorded hhe great majority of the allusions, however distant, to Pasteur and his microbes throughout the pages of the Revue. We are in the presence not just of an Eskimo and an an- thropologist, a father and his child, a midwife and her client, a pros- titute and her client, a pilgrim and his God, not forgetting Mohammed his pasteurkzation.
Why is it so difficult to gain ac- ceptance, in the case of the great men of science, for what is taken as self-evident in the case of great statesmen?
The small group of Pasteurian researchers created neither medicine, nor the huge body of theories on the causes of epidemics, nor the statistics, nor the determination of the social body to sanitize and remodel itself, nor even the rapid understanding by others of what they said. Comparison with Tolstoy throughout the book and anti-hagiography 4. Yet to supply this conception various historians assume forces of entirely different kinds, all of which are incommensurate with the movement observed.
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In the eyes themselves. History Additional Physical Format: Thanks to the prowess of this agent, Fuchs sets about linking two hitherto unconnected sta- tistical aggregates, the presence of disease and gonorrhoea in the mother. The pasteurizaton does not have to know.
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