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The forgotten of science in comics


CHRONICLE - With humor and rigor, Camille Van Belle draws the portrait of nearly 40 scientists who have not marked the memories despite their successes.

Tired of always hearing about the same big names in biology, medicine, math or astrophysics?


Forgotten Science

book should please you.

In this highly documented and humorous comic strip, Camille Van Belle (who cut her teeth as a journalist in the science and medicine department of

Le Figaro

) draws the portrait of nearly 40 scientists who, alas, did not mark the memories despite their successes.

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Do you know, for example, Ernest Duchesne?

At the end of the 19th century, this French doctor, then a thesis student on the effects of mold on bacteria, discovered the existence of antibiotics… thirty-one years before Alexander Fleming, the British doctor who “officially” discovered penicillin.

Ironically, Duchesne died at age 37, possibly of tuberculosis.

A bacterial infection that can be treated very well today… thanks to antibiotics!

His work fell into oblivion, because his thesis director had…

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Source: lefigaro

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