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Louis Pasteur


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' It's a risk I should never have taken, Marie! An inoculation never given to any human being before! That it should end like this - my life's work - with the killing of a little boy of nine.'
The little boy was not killed and Louis Pasteur's life's work ended very differently — but to him the inoculation had been a great risk. This programme traces his life and work and shows why the inoculation was made


Producer: Christopher Venning
Louis Pasteur,: Richard Hurndall
Narrator: Alan Rowe
Mme Pasteur: Barbara Lott
Pouchet: John Forrest
Biot: John Forrest
Dumas: Rolf Lefebvre
Pasteur's doctor: Tony Leary
Fabre: Nigel Graham
Vulpian: Nigel Graham
Emile Roux: William Sleigh
Pasteur's friend: Anthony Hall
Rossignol: Anthony Hall

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