The latest criticism by A. R. Moore1 of my colloidchemical views of edema and nephritis divides itself into a personal and into a scientific part. Under the personal is found this statement:
Since Fischer has raised the question of originality it is worthy of note that practically all of his experiments and ideas which are entitled to scientific consideration were clearly stated by Jacques Loeb, thirteen or fourteen years ago. Thus, the swelling of muscle under the influence of acids, the antagonism between acids and salts, the suggestion that the increase in the weight of a muscle in an isotonic solution is due to the formation of acid in a muscle, and, finally, the hypothesis that acid formation in the organs takes place through lack of oxygen were long ago clearly set forth by Loeb.2
Moore writes without knowledge of the literature. Did I not believe that the
FISCHER MH. THE COLLOID-CHEMICAL THEORY OF WATER ABSORPTION BY PROTOPLASM: A THIRD RESPONSE TO SOME CRITICISMS. JAMA. 1913;60(5):348–350. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340050018006
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