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Agostino Bassi
(25 Sep 1773 - 6 Feb 1856)

Italian entomologist, botanist and bacteriologist who, prior to Pasteur, discovered the germ theory of disease.


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All infections, of whatever type, with no exceptions, are products of parasitic beings; that is, by living organisms that enter in other living organisms, in which they find nourishment, that is, food that suits them, here they hatch, grow and reproduce themselves.
— Agostino Bassi
Quoted in English in Paolo Mazzarello, The Hidden Structure: A Scientific Biography of Camillo Golgi (1999), trans. and ed. Henry A. Buchtel and Aldo Hadiani, 19.
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