Origin of Contagious Diseases


I HAVE been much struck by the following passage in Dr. Richardson's address, NATURE (vol. xvi. p. 481):— “(c) That as regards the organic poisons themselves and their physical properties, the great type of them all is represented by the poison of any venomous snake. . . . It is the type of all the poisons which produce disease.”

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W., D. Origin of Contagious Diseases. Nature 16, 547 (1877). https://doi.org/10.1038/016547c0

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