Oh the problems of assigning credit to discoveries! Just when I thought I had pinned down the discoverer of the ‘Petri’ dish as the English scientist, Percy Frankland (.lGzi4 Quarterly 25, 98-99) I receive news of a counter claim.
An Edinburgh surgeon was the first person to recognize and cure a bacterial infection, a British biologist is claiming1. John Goodsir realized that microbes make people sick in 1842 – nearly 20 years before Louis Pasteur’s breakthroughs in microbiology, argues Milton Wainwright of the University of Sheffield.
For some twenty or so years I have been interested in the idea that bacteria and other non-virus microorganisms are the cause of most, if not all, cancer in humans. It is interesting how I became involved in researching this idea.