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April 1986

Triumph and ControversyPasteur's Preventive Treatment of Rabies as Reported in JAMA

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa.

Arch Neurol. 1986;43(4):397-399. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520040075024

• Louis Pasteur's vaccine against rabies, introduced 100 years ago, was greeted by the American medical community with a mixture of praise and skepticism. These sentiments as well as details of Pasteur's landmark discoveries appeared in late-19th-century articles in The Journal of the American Medical Association.