The Nature of Man, Studies in Optimistic Philosophy (Classic Reprint)

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From Observations made originally on water-?eas, he was led to discover the functions of the white corpuscles of human blood. He showed by what mechanism these made perpetual war against the intruding microbes of disease, and he laid the foundations Of knowledge as to the agencies that weaken and the modes of strengthening these guardians of our health. In a series of investigations into the phenomena of in?ammation in men and lower animals, he carried his Observations into new fields, and explained the relations of the white corpuscles to the juices that attract and repel them It was he, for instance, who discovered that these corpuscles, under certain circumstances, migrate into the hairs and absorb and remove the pigment, SO producing the blanching of old age. Although popularly the most ih teresting this was far from being the most important Of the changes of senile decay that he found to,be due to the activity of the wandering cells Of the body. And, as will be seen in the present volume, the actions and interactions Of the bacteria harboured in the body, the white corpuscles that are a natural part Of the body, and the various juices or serums produced naturally or introduced by accident or design, are concerned in life itself and the decay of life.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Elie Metchnikoff


Published Date - August 30 2019

ISBN - 9780260857026

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

Page Count - 344

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