Saturday, June 1, 2019

Louis Pasteur's Rabies Studies

by Jim West (please share and cite)

It might be important to confirm the rabies causation paradigm, which for over a century, has been the “rabies-virus”. This paradigm was established by Pasteur long ago, without modern science technology.

Pasteur had no microscope capable of seeing a virus. He had few animals as subjects. His work has been expertly reviewed and found shoddy and biased.

Even with modern technology, the related environmental toxicology was apparently not discounted in terms of causation, in which case, the virus paradigm would be moot.

Rabies became a public issue in the latter 19th century, during the era when the mass application of arsenic and lead pesticides became prominent on farms. It should not have been a surprise to see animals staggering from the effects of pesticides in an era without EPA regulation or proper chemical labeling.

Soon after the appearance of this historical coincidence, Pasteur began his work.

Note that the image of a mad “rabid dog” baring its teeth is apparently a dramatic medical market image. The usual symptoms of rabies are actually lethargy, as if neurologically poisoned.

Gerald Geison, PhD, professor of Medical History at Princeton University, wrote a biography of Pasteur, critically reviewing Pasteur’s laboratory notes.

The Private Science of Louis Pasteur

Excerpts from Geison’s book:
Every generation gets the Pasteur they deserve.
A review of Geison’s book, from The Independent:
Pasteur 'told lies about vaccines'
and from Geison’s obituary:

"Gerald L. Geison, scholar of history of medicine"
His biography of Pasteur was viewed as an outstanding work of scholarship which penetrated the secrecy that had surrounded much of the legendary scientist's laboratory work.
Wikipedia (Geison):
Gerald L. Geison went on to earn a doctorate in Yale University's Department of the History of Science and Medicine in 1970 and then joined the Princeton faculty, where he was a professor in the history department and the Program in History of Science.
He wrote two books, The Private Science of Louis Pasteur (1995) and Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology: The Scientific Enterprise in Late Victorian Society (1978), and edited four more. In addition, he wrote about 40 scholarly essays and book reviews and contributed 20 articles to the Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
At Princeton, Geison served as director of the Program in History of Science from 1980 to 1986 and was the program's director of graduate studies for many years. He was associate dean of the college from 1977 to 1979, master of the Graduate College from 1982 to 1985, and secretary of the Committee on the Course of Study from 1977 to 1979.
He received many honors and invitations to lecture on his work. The American Association for the History of Medicine awarded its 1996 William H. Welch Medal to Geison's book on Pasteur. 
Geison is, of course, widely criticized by authorities.


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