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Without the vital work of Louis Pasteur we would not have the vaccines and many Image: Unsplash/Mufid Majnun

Rodney E. Rohde
Regents' Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University
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An illustration of Louis Pasteur, supervising the administration of the rabies vaccine at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1886.
An illustration of Louis Pasteur, right, supervising the administration of the rabies vaccine at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1886. Image: Library of Congress/Interim Archives via Getty Images


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