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Vietnam Dalat Pasteur Institute January 9

Another Pasteur Institute. Despite the total renaming of all streets related to the various occupying forces of the last century all references to M Pasteur were retained. It seems Pasteur's reputation as a solid citizen is largely due to Dr Alexandre Yersin, one of his students.

'Dr Yersin came to Vietnam in 1889...learned to speak Vietnamese fluently...recommended that a hill station be established in Dalat...discovered the causes of the bubonic plague...and founded the Pasteur Institute which coordinates vaccination and hygiene programs.'
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