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March 31, 1894

Lectures on Auto-Intoxication in Disease, or Self-Poisoning of the Individual.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):481. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920037017

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Abstract

This volume deals with the toxines.nic processes generallgenerallpoisons;naries to the study of the toxicity of emunctory products;intestinal antisepsis, and of various diseases due to bacillary The whole a series of lectures.

The author begins with the assertion that in this age Medicine has changed her attitude of observation. For a considerable time the chemical division of Bacteriology has been making great advances, and to-dayhemistry of the microbics is the most important subject in connectionhe subject. The author informs us that the healthy man is "both a receptacle and a laboratory of poisons. He receives them in his food, he creates them by disassimilation, and he forms them in his secretions. The human body is the theater of the toxic elaborations carried on by the normal microbes which constantly inhabit the alimentary canal."

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