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March 11, 1893

Fermentation, Infection and Immunity. A New Theory of These Processes which Unifies their Primary Causation and Places the Explanation of their Phenomena in Chemistry, Biology, and Dynamics of Molecular Physics.

JAMA. 1893;XX(10):282. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420370022003

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The author of this little book will be recollected as having described a micrococcus in the blood of patients suffering from dengue or breakbone fever; his observations, though not yet confirmed on account of the absence of opportunity as no epidemic has occurred during the last two years or so, are about the only ones extant on the specific etiology of dengue.

McLaughlin's present work is an interesting contribution to the study of the processes and problems indicated in the title, problems just now occupying the minds of students and investigators the world over. The book really consists of a number of articles published here and there during the the last few years in which the etiology of acute, infectious diseases has been discussed from various standpoints; to these articles considerable new matter has been added. The "physical" theory of immunity here introduced is elaborated in an interesting manner, the

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