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Rabies vaccination in Pasteur's laboratory in Paris. Lithograph by F. Pirodon, 188-, after L.-L. Gsell.

Gsell, Laurent-Lucien, 1860-1944.
[between 1880 and 1889]

About this work


Twenty people are standing or seated in Pasteur's laboratory at the Ecole Normale in Paris, 1886. In the centre a mother is holding a struggling child, aged about five years, whose abdomen is bared for the vaccination. The operator is J.-J. Grancher, seated and holding a syringe. Right of him stands L. Pasteur, in a cap, observing the patient, a letter in both hands. Behind them E. Viala, with pince-nez, assists. Left, an Arab and a Russian patient; right background, a group of onlookers with three fashionably-dressed ladies. All medical officers and students are wearing dark suits. On table to right, small uncovered glass containers


La vaccine de la rage au laboratoire de M. Pasteur. Peint par Laurent Gsell ; F. Pirodon.


[Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1880 and 1889] ([Paris] : Imp. E. Desjobert)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 39.9.x 46.5 cm

Publications note

R. Valléry-Radot, The life of Pasteur, London 1923, p. 402f., 424f.


Wellcome Library no. 546231i

Reproduction note

After a painting by L.-L. Gsell in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Vannes (information from Mme. H. El Kouby, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 30 December 1975)


  • French


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