Frederick Novy served an extensive career pioneering the development of microbiology as an academic discipline and field of research, and he assisted in setting the framework for modern medical science.
Each year, doctors in the U.S. perform more than 4 billion diagnostic tests, which have become more sophisticated and easier to execute as technology has improved. However, research has found that many physicians assume tests are more accurate than they are.
Since progress can often be hidden by success, it’s worthwhile to look back at the world prior to milk pasteurization. It wasn’t pretty. According to Karen Mullen, Regional Director Animal Health at bioMérieux, foodborne infections and fatalities were all too common prior to milk pasteurization.