IN RECENT years, attention has been called to the use of models of various sorts to account for the manifold phenomena in biology. Perhaps the most useful and available treatise on this subject is the publication of a symposium held in September 1959 by the Society for Experimental Biology. This symposium, edited by Beament,1 points out that models may have many applications in this field of study. They may be either mechanical or conceptual and used in evaluation or demonstration of biological phenomena. However, a common use of models of this sort has been in the classification of biological entities by the establishment of a certain species, and the determination of a type which is comparatively basic for the group as a whole.
The present writer has adapted this concept of a biological model in helping him to understand the relationship of several pathological entities on the basis of
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