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May 29, 1909

The Theory of Ions. A Consideration of Its Place in Biology and Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1909;LII(22):1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540480049024

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Dr. Tibbles attempts to account for all biologic processes on the basis of ionization. As practically all chemical reactions are between ions, and as all biologic processes are directly or indirectly the result of chemical reactions, the proposition would seem to be self-evident. The reader will find a brief semi-popular discussion of the principles of the ion theory, but the logic of much of Dr. Tibbles' theorization is difficult to follow. His facts seem to have been obtained from standard authorities and therefore are reliable.

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