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A TELEGRAM from Paris on Saturday says Mr Pasteur, the famous bacteriologist, died at half past five this afternoon at his residence at Garches, near Paris.

He had been suffering from paralysis for some time, which had been gradually becoming worse, and though the end was, not a few days ago, thought to be imminent, it was evident a short while ago that death was not far off.

Monsieur Louis Pasteur was born at Dole, Jura, December 27, 1822, and took the degree of doctor in 1847.

In 1848 he was appointed Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Sciences at Strasbourg. At the end of 1854 he was entrusted, as dean, with the organisation of the newly created Faculty of Sciences at Lille.

The year 1857 witnessed his return to Paris to undertake the scientific direction of Ecole Normale, where he was educated. In December, 1863, he was appointed professor of geology, physics, and chemistry at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and was elected a member of the Institute.

The Royal Society of London in 1856 awarded Mr Pasteur the Rumford Medal for his researches relative to the polarization of light and decorated with the Legion d' Honneur in 1853, he was promoted to be an officer of the Order in 1863, and commander in 1868.

Of late years Mr Pasteur had devoted himself to the study of inoculation for diseases other than smallpox, and achieved remarkable results in the prevention of hydrophobia. Patients travelled from all parts of the world, many going from towns in South Wales and Monmouthshire, to obtain the benefits of the Pasteur cure.

The French Government will accord Mr Pasteur a public funeral at State expense.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Oct 1, 2008
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