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February 16, 1924

The Physical Basis of Life.

JAMA. 1924;82(7):572. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650330064050

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The Yale University Press presents here the first William Thompson Sedgwick lecture, delivered Dec. 29, 1922. It is a brief consideration of our present knowledge of the cell from a physical point of view. Dr. Wilson believes that we are no nearer than formerly to an understanding of the way in which hereditary traits are woven into the cell system. He does feel, however, that our faith in mechanistic methods and conceptions should not be shaken, but that we should be stimulated to further and more careful study.

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