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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 20, 1999


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Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 1999;282(15):1404B. doi:10.1001/jama.282.15.1404

Cytology is the most important, as well as the most fascinating, department of physiology and pathology. Though it is doubtful if we shall ever arrive at a perfect solution of the structure and functions of the cell, since all our means of investigation change its nature and put to flight that subtle something within its substance which we call vitality, our labors have nevertheless been sufficiently rewarded by revelations so startling as to stimulate us to further investigation.

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