Methodical, thorough, and tenacious Louis Pasteur also took calculated risks experimenting even when others criticised his work and detail-oriented methods making some of our modern world’s most important advances in microbiology and immunology.
Pasteur, a devout Catholic, lived by his faith proving biogenesis, life giving life, leading to the practice of sterilization in the fields of medicine and food preparation.
He proved that certain bacteria causes disease in humans and animals, while others cause spoilage in foods and drink providing the basis of our modern methods in “pasteurization” in both our medical and food production industry.
Young Pasteur started off an average, rather slow, student giving no sign of the true intellect residing in him never-the-less, despite appearances he did study diligently although without much enthusiasm however, all changed after he obeyed his trusting father’s suggestion he become a professor.
Countless millions are alive today owing it all to his vigorous approach to work leading to important discoveries because Pasteur never rested until he had rigorously re-tested things several times ensuring positive results.
Whenever Pasteur was fascinated by a problem he would systematically, whole-heartedly, investigate it without reservation to find a possible solution , a trait that finally also helped shorten his life at age 72.
My picture depicts Louis Pasteur’s bust on a pedestal resting in a small courtyard near the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on Berri and Saint Catherine streets in eastern part of downtown Montreal.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”TENACIOUS”.