Au Conntraire, professeur Pasteur!

  title={Au Conntraire, professeur Pasteur!},
  author={Adrian Reuben},
The belief that living organisms could come into being spontaneously can be traced back as far as the Ancient Greeks, at least, who thought that the sun’s heat formed plants, animals and humans from a primordial terrestrial slime, to which air imparted life, motion and thought.1,2 This concept was embodied in its most sophisticated form in the 4th Century CE by Aristotle, who held the view that the characteristics of living creatures resulted from a mixture of the four elements of earth, air… 
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Nucleotide‐binding oligomerization domain containing 2 (NOD2) variants are genetic risk factors for death and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in liver cirrhosis
Common NOD2 variants linked previously to impaired mucosal barrier function may be genetic risk factors for death and SBP and might serve to identify patients with cirrhotic ascites eligible for preemptive antibiotic treatment.
A Historical Overview of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: From Rare to Resistant
The author’s thoughts on how to improve the quality of life for people affected by natural disasters and how to prevent and respond to natural disasters are discussed.


Essays on the Floating-Matter of the Air in Relation to Putrefaction and Infection
To reprint these essays in an easily-accessible form was a happy thought of the author's. It is of vast importance to the public at large that they should at least know what views are being held by a
Out came copious water
At 5:45 PM on Monday, March 26, 1827, Ludwig van Beethoven died in hepatic coma. During a violent thunderstorm with snow flurries and hail, a flash of lightening accompanied by a violent clap of
Experimental method and spontaneous generation: the controversy between Pasteur and Pouchet, 1859--64.
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    Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
  • 1979
The reinterpretation of the controversy is repeated by Farley and Geison are 'persuaded that external factors influenced Pasteur's research and scientific judgement more powerfully than they did the defeated Pouchet.
A summary of some late observations upon the generation, composition, and decomposition of animal and vegetable substances; communicated in a letter to Martin Folkes Esq; President of the Royal Society, by Mr. Turbervill Needham, Fellow of the same Society.
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<italic>Sir</italic>, 1. Tho' I think myself now almost sufficiently qualified, by the Multitude of Experiments I have already made upon animal and vegetable Substances, since the I6th, <italic>N.
Reticuloendothelial System Phagocytic Activity in Cirrhosis and Its Relation to Bacterial Infections and Prognosis
It is suggested that decompensated cirrhotics with depressed reticuloendothelial system phagocytic activity are at great risk to acquire bacteremia, and that reticulendothetic activity has prognostic value in cirrhosis.
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to alcaligenes xylosoxidans
In conclusion, long-term omeprazole treatment induces, apart from argyrophil cell hyperplasia, parietal cell hyper plasia, which may even show deep, cystic dilations, a lesion with partial overlap with FGPs.
Severe liver disease complicated by bacteremia due to gramnegative bacilli.
The purpose of the report is to describe four cases of severe hepatic disease complicated by bacteremia due to Gram-negative bacilli, in order to emphasize this complication further.
Early Greek science : Thales to Aristotle
This study traces Greek science through the work of the Pythagoreans, the Presocratic natural philosophers, the Hippocratic writers, Plato, the fourth-century B.C. astronomers, and Aristotle. G. E.
A sequential study of serum bacterial DNA in patients with advanced cirrhosis and ascites
Bacterial translocation is a single‐species, dynamic process that appears to develop in a subgroup of patients with advanced cirrhosis, and is relatively quantified in a 72‐hour study period by using real‐time polymerase chain reaction (PCR).