The statue of Louis Pasteur in front of Building 7
(Sciences) has the following quotation attributed to
the renowned scientist:
to yourselves first: What have I done for my instruction?
And, as you gradually advance, what have I done for my country?
Whether our efforts are or are not favored by life, let
us be able to say, when we come near the great goal, I have
done what I could."
work on sour milk led to his discovery that microbes spoil
food, his hypothesis that microbes cause infectious disease,
and his statement that "Life would not long be possible
in the absence of microbes."