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May 19, 1906

The Dynamics of Living Matter.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(20):1557-1558. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510470071027

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Abstract

Since 1894 Columbia University has been issuing from time to time books on the biologic sciences, based on the lectures given by distinguished biologists, both of its own faculty and from outside. The latest addition to the series, and of the greatest interest to medical men, is this book by Professor Loeb. The author represents perhaps the foremost of the great school of physiologists who are endeavoring to solve the intricate problems of the vital phenomena by going to the bottom of the scale of evolution, and studying the effects of the simplest possible substances and forces on the simplest possible forms of living matter. There can be little room for question that this is the proper way in which to seek for a correct understanding of the so-called "vital processes," for if we can not interpret the phenomena that are observed in the multiplication of a single cell, such

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