Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(MEDICINE.) PASTEUR, LOUIS. Letter Signed, "L. Pasteur," with 4-line autograph postscript, to "Dear Colleague," in French, recommending two candidates for prizes: [Edmond] Nocard and [André] Chantemesse for their work in microbiology and bacteriology, expressing sorrow for Mr. [Léon Athanase] Gosselin whose death prevents his being involved, and, in the autograph postscript: "With my heartfelt congratulations for your recent work at the Academy of Science, please accept the affectionate greetings of your devoted colleague." 4 pages, small 8vo, written on a folded sheet; horizontal fold. Paris, 16 November 1887

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". . . Before falling ill, I had decided to visit you to acquaint you with my strong desire to see rewarded by the Academy two of the candidates for this year's prizes--Mr. Nocard and Mr. Chantemesse. . . .
"Their work is quite remarkable for its freshness. I doubt that medicine has registered until now such a striking proof as that given by Messrs. Chantemesse and Widal of the microbic etiology of typhoid fever. . . . As for Mr. Nocard, he has his very complete studies of two Mammitis . . . ."