History: Great myths die hard

http://www.nature.com/news/history-great-myths-die-hard-1.13839?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews

Joseph Lister bringing the concept of anesthesia and aseptic conditions, Alexander Fleming miraculous finding of Penicillin, Pasteur discovery of the anti-rabies vaccine…..Science is full of these unexpected findings and discoveries that brought us these heroic moments. But are these stories really true?

Read the latest scientific history article co-authored by Dr. Heloise Dufour, a remarkable colleague here at UW-Madison, also a talented HHMI teaching fellow and proven science out-reacher. A must-read.

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