History of the membrane (pump) theory of the living cell from its beginning in mid-19th century to its disproof 45 years ago--though still taught worldwide today as established truth.

@article{Ling2007HistoryOT,
  title={History of the membrane (pump) theory of the living cell from its beginning in mid-19th century to its disproof 45 years ago--though still taught worldwide today as established truth.},
  author={Gilbert Ning Ling},
  journal={Physiological chemistry and physics and medical NMR},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={1-67}
}
  • Gilbert Ning Ling
  • Published 2007 in
    Physiological chemistry and physics and medical…
The concept that the basic unit of all life, the cell, is a membrane-enclosed soup of (free) water, (free) K+ (and native) proteins is called the membrane theory. A careful examination of past records shows that this theory has no author in the true sense of the word. Rather, it grew mostly out of some mistaken ideas made by Theodor Schwann in his Cell Theory. (This is not to deny that there is a membrane theory with an authentic author but this authored membrane theory came later and is much… CONTINUE READING

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