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February 28, 1885

THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF EVOLUTION IN THE STUDY OF PATHOLOGY.

JAMA. 1885;IV(9):235-238. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390840011001b
Abstract

If you join me in the belief that progress would be more rapid in the ratio in which thinkers and writers avoid ambiguous terms, you will readily find an excuse for this lengthy and I hope not altogether barren introduction to the chapter which we will now consider, or, better, a few pages of the same.

The application of the law of Evolution to the study of Pathology ! For the sake of brevity, we will take it for granted that you are fully cognizant of the work of Strieker in Germany, Klein in England, of the host who have preceded them, and of the many scholars who are coworkers with them to day upon the field of Histology. You admit that they have established as a truism the assertion omne via. vum e cellulis. You grant that, from the simple nonnucleated piece of protoplasm, the monera, as an effect

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