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April 1986

Triumph and Controversy: Pasteur'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.

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