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March 19, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(12):772-773. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490570026006

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Next week the University of Chicago confers honorary degress on a number of distinguished German scholars. The representative of German medicine selected for this conspicuous honor is Prof. Paul Ehrlich, director of the Royal Institute for Experimental Therapy at Frankfurt a. M. Ehrlich's name is one of the most familiar in the medical annals of our day. His earlier investigations into the morphology of the blood, and especially his differentiation of leucocytes, are known to every physician. His real fame rests on his theoretical investigations of the fundamental problems of immunity. A backward glance through the editorial pages of The Journal will show quickly the extent to which the Ehrlich lateral or side-chain theory has dominated the researches in this field during the last few years. This theory has not only made clear to us many observed phenomena, but has also been fruitful of important investigations, the results of which

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