By George W. Crile. Edited by Amy F. Roland. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 405, with 62 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926.
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The volume, according to the author, represents an attempt to present certain conclusions that are based on researches which have been in progress continuously from 1898 to the present time, and which were commenced to determine the causes of fatigue, exhaustion and death. The researches followed four lines of study, the first three of which, circulation and respiration, blood chemistry and cytologic studies, gave no clue to the mechanism, the failure of which leads to fatigue, exhaustion and death. The fourth line of study, which the author terms biophysical studies, and of which the material of the book is composed, explains satisfactorily (to the author) the solution of the riddle, and leads to the formulation of the original and unique bipolar theory of life that represents a physical line of ascent from atom to man.
According to the theory, living matter is operated by electrical energy, and the author attempts
A Bipolar Theory of Living Processes.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;38(6):832-833. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120300149014