A QUARTER of a century ago, du Bois-Reymond headed the revolt of Mechanicalist Biology against the Vitalism of Johannes Müller. From Bichat to Magendie, from Johannes Müller to Schwann, the pendulum swung backwards and forwards; but it was reserved for du Bois-Reymond, in his now famous Berlin addresses, together with Ludwig and Helmholtz, to expose the fallacies of vitalism, and establish physiol ogy on a mechanical basis.
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WELBY, F. Neo-Vitalism. Nature 51, 43–44 (1894). https://doi.org/10.1038/051043a0
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