I cannot believe this is happening. Fourteen days and the flasks are bare. Fourteen more to go.
Very promising. My col-de-cygne is working marvellously.
This is it! I must start my paper immediately. You wait and see the impact this will make!
Write to you later; Pouchet is quite the annoyance.
You and me, I like to think that we somehow performed a miracle and made everything go downhill synonymously. Nonetheless, this shaken world will see the truth one day.
This is half-true, half-fiction. The diary of Pasteur's lab research was donated to the French National Library in 1964 by his last surviving male descendant, but it was opened to the public in 1971. Since then, several books have been published as an analysis of his works (he was considered a bit arrogant, among other things, which is very typical French of him. (I'm only saying this cause I'm French. Frenchies here please don't be offended thanks)). I made up these diary entries on his research on disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.