THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN MEDICINE: Pasteur Koch Lister
Elie Metchnikoff's last book THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN MEDICINE takes a look at Nineteenth Century medicine, specifically noting the works of Pasteur, Koch, and Lister. This book also displays Metchnikoff's scientific knowledge, insights, and personal acquaintance with the geniuses of whom he writes. Though the book was not published in English until 1939, some hundred years after Metchnikoff began writing it, it remains a valuable source of information. Metchnikoff was in an extraordinary position to describe the advances that led, in a short period of time, to the beginnings of modern medicine.