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Unformatted text preview: (1884) • Pupils of Pasteur and Koch reached Hong Kong, June 1894 Germ Theory: • Louis Pasteur: a chemist, not a doctor o In 1880s discovered process for immunizing against rabies, leading to global fame o Hired Yersin because Yersin had an MD, could see patients, administer rabies vaccinations • Robert Koch: “father” of the germ theory of disease, and a doctor o The man who proved that specific microorganisms cause specific diseases o 1882, PROVED that a germ could cause a specific disease (TB) o Pasteur sent Yersin to Berlin to learn Koch’s methods o Shibasaburo Kitasato one of his early pupils in Berlin Plague in China: overview • Variant plague ecology • Chinese saw rats as signs or indicators of epidemics • Major disruptions in Chinese history, 1830s--1870s brought mountain plague to coastal cities • Plague exploded in Hong Kong and Bombay, 1890s o New germ hunters raced to the scene...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.
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