Louis Pasteur, French chemist and biologist, is one of the founders of preventive medicine. `Pasteur’s work continues to save millions of lives around the world even today. But the man known for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization can teach us important lessons in perseverance as well. Louis has been quoted as saying, “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Tenacious he was.
These words assume significance when you realize that Louis was not only an average student but also someone who encountered failure time and again and fought against all odds, poor financial background and poor academic performance, to achieve the goal that he set for himself.
Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, Jura, France, to a Catholic family of a poor tanner, Louis was fond of fishing and sketching and wasn’t particularly academic. After earning his BA degree in 1840, Louis pursued a degree science course with special mathematics. Despite the fact that he failed his first examination, Louis persevered and eventually earned his General Science degree in 1842 but with a poor grade in chemistry.
In 1848, Pasteur began a career in chemistry as a Professor at the University of Strasbourg. He quickly made a groundbreaking discovery: that the molecules produced by living things were always left-handed. This discovery not only paved the way for modern microbiology but also flagged Pasteur’s contribution to science.
Despite facing consistent personal tragedies with the death of his three children, Louis was dedicated to his work. In fact, Louis himself suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed when he was just 45 years old. But even this setback did not deter Louis from continuing his work.
Louis Pasteur had set a goal for himself and that was to excel in the field of chemistry. With tenacity he overcame all odds and challenges to achieve that goal.
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