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December 30, 1911

The Blood and Its Third Anatomical Element.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2162-2163. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120352034

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This hook is controversial, attempting to bring before public once more and to substantiate theories first promulgated about half a century ago. The author and translator accuse Pasteur of appropriating Bechamp's views and of instigating a "conspiracy of silence" about them. Bechamp's observations were interesting and, when made, were new and important. On them he founded a theory which if accepted would displace modern bacteriology. The following quotations will give an idea of the theory and will enable the reader to judge somewhat whether Pasteur's conclusions enerouched on Bechamp's theory. It is true that the two worked at the same time on the same problems and independently observed the same phenomena but each drew very different conclusions from their observations.

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