Is It The Bug or the Terrain?

Is It The Bug or the Terrain?

Aug 2, 2011

You may have heard about the argument at the time of Louis Pasteur surrounding the question as to how to deal with bodily infestations.  Pasteur had, of course, been a powerful advocate for the theory of germ-elimination as a basis for medical treatment. He was opposed in this view by Claude Bernard and Antoine Beauchamp, who insisted that “the germ is...