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In presenting this subject for consideration it has not been so much my aim to cover all the phases which the question involves as it has been to bring before the Section that portion of the theme on which I have some definite conclusions. All will admit the importance of bacteriology and will not fail to appreciate the wonderful results achieved.
Professor Virchow, in his address on "The Continuity of Life," before the general session of the Twelfth International Medical Congress at Moscow, spoke of the gradual progress that had been made by the use of the microscope, and said that its evolution had given rise to a new impulse in the march of medical science toward the development of biology. He attributed our indebtedness for the marvelous working of that instrument to Ehrenberg of Berlin. Prior to the achievements, the results of the study of Ehrenberg, as published in
CLARKE AP. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STERILIZATION OF FOODS AND DRINKS BEFORE THEIR INGESTION. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(22):1293–1295. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450220028002l
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