He belonged in biology to the vitalistic school of G.
As the prevalence of the conceptions signified and inspired by the word "phlogiston" kept alive ontological notions of disease, so the dissipation of vitalistic conceptions in the field of physics prepared men's minds in pathology for the new views opened by the discoveries of Pasteur on the side of pathogeny, and of J.
In addition to the vitalistic doctrine of the origin of organic compounds, views based on purely chemical considerations were advanced.
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