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The Germ Theory of Disease

Nature volume 5, page 84 | Download Citation

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IN NATURE, October 5, p. 450, Prof. Bastian, versus the Germ Theory, says:—“Such germs when present would be sure to go on increasing until they brought about the death of their host.” Now, is it not well known that the larvæ of Trichina spiralis become encysted in the muscles of the animal infested by them, and are then perfectly harmless to their host, the fever, sometimes with fatal results, being produced by the migration of the parasites from the alimentary canal through the tissues to their favourite muscles.

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    • GEORGE DAWSON

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