The book is made of two parts: the first one is a detailed exploration of the litterature around Pasteur’s rise from obscurity to fame and of the corresponding. The Pasteurization of France [Bruno Latour, Alan Sheridan, John Law] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What can one man accomplish. The pasteurization of France: Bruno Latour, translated by Alan Sheridan and John Law (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press.

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Alas, as Tolstoy shows us, we do not know how to pasterization war and politics any better than we know how to explain science.

Traveling with cow’s milk is another animal that is not domesticated, the tuberculose bacillus, and it shps in with your wish to feed your child. Paperbackpages. Why lock people away when you let their infected linen escape? Michael rated it really liked it Apr 18, The Concours Medical, a periodical published by a French medical union, was studied only for the crucial years — The Indisputable Conflict between Health and Wealth Although the authors of the Revue rarely speak of Pasteur or discuss his ideas, they pasteurizatiion one idea as so indisputable that it becomes the premise for all the arguments to be found in the Revue from the first number of the new series, begun just after the siege of Paris, to the last number studied, in December Bruno LaTour was born in the French province of Burgundy, where his family has been making wine for many generations.

This was an inadequate theory and they knew it. Are we not talking about strategy — the epitome of planned action — and about military chains of command — the most ordered system of direction there is?


The pasteurization of France

In examining Pasteur’s influence on the history and sociology of medicine, Latour focuses on the phenomenon of a theory becoming reality because it’s time had come.

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Microbiology — Social aspects — France. The first obscure, anony- mous collaborator was none other pssteurization Richet himself: It is not that there is a science done in the laboratory, on the one hand, and a society made up of groups, classes, interests, and laws, on the other.

What I call the primary mechanism shows how bacteriology got pasteurizatikn the end of the parasitical chain and found itself able to express a whole period.

The assemblage of forces that I am trying to reconstruct might be confused with the final impression given by this assemblage if it were not for a certain distinction. Since the beginning of time. Microbiology — France — History — 19th century. Materials and Methods — 1. But parliamentarians are right now discussing subsidies for research: The hy- gienists cared nothing for Koch’s precautions. Only in the second half of the book does Latour turn philosopher, reflecting on the definitions of “forces,” “theory and practice,” “networks,” and the “sciences.

In psteurization to create networks of sanitation and to increase the circulation of goods and people, general laws as well as safe roads were needed. Mikrobiologie Frankreich Microbiologie — histoire — France. It, too, comes from the strength of the agents with whose fate it has managed to become Hnked.


So lafour can see why this sociology is so feeble pasteufization it ap- proaches the exact sciences. Latour does not wish is simply impute a revolution to Pasteur C.

From obligatory point of passage to obligatory points of passage, the path emerges to explain the variation of elements that the doctrine of morbid spontaneity alone seemed capable of accounting for. Often no study is available, and the sociologist has to abandon the ground and believe, like anyone else, in the idea of a preexistent social context, at least for the period and the science he is not studying.

Everything must be considered. It is the pasteurizagion of these forces, in combination with the talent of Pasteur, that Latour sets out as a prime example of science in action. There was no way of concentrating the movement’s forces at a few points only. The enthusiasm of the surgeons shows clearly enough that we can- not distinguish “belief” from “knowledge.

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In demonstrating the inanity of all the discussions on brujo pital hygiene as a way of preventing hospital infection, experience necessarily cast profound discredit on the pious wishes of the sur- geons”p. And what are the sciences in turn made up of? War, peace, and microbes 1.

The Pasteur blitzkrieg, in striking contrast to o physicians’ and surgeons’ blind struggle against an invisible enemy, reveals a convincing sci- entific manner, free of compromise, tinkering, and controversy.