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January 18, the official celebration of Pasteur's centennial anniversary took place in Prague at the Charles University. The ceremony was opened by the rector of the faculty, Prof. C. Horacek, and by the dean of the medical faculty, Prof. C. Weigner, in the old university hall. The senior of the medical faculty, Prof. J. Hlava, afterward gave a lecture on the importance of Pasteur's discoveries in the development of the medical sciences. He is one of the few Czech scientists still living who knew Pasteur personally. The lecture of Prof. I. Honl followed, on the doctrine of Sacharow, who tries to defend the theory of spontaneous generation sixty years after Pasteur's discoveries. The ceremony was attended by the minister of public health, the Reverend Dr. Sramek, the French ambassador, representatives of other states, members of all the university faculties, and many students.
Health Magazine for Czechoslovakia
PRAGUE. JAMA. 1923;80(9):643. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640360051024