louis Pasteur and the germ theory

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1. spontanious generation-

1.1. suggested that microorganisms were created when something decayed, it was believed that this was how maggots appeared.

1.2. miasma was still believed at this time.

2. louis Pasteur-

2.1. the French scientist louis Pasteur began questioning spontanious generation

2.1.1. a brewery company asked Pasteur why there alcohol was going off so quickly. he found microorganisms growing rapidly

2.1.1.1. he was able to demonstrate this by capturing air in a swan neck glass to show how decay would set into a liquid.

3. germ theory 1861-

3.1. the theory had four parts