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The germ theory of disease. Science in Society 6

Many diseases of humans, other animals and plants are caused by small organisms; microbes, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses which are present in the environment and can be passed on from already infected individuals. 978 more words

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Blogging all over the place

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged here, but it’s not as though I’m not blogging at all. In fact, most of my posts lately have been appearing on the… 374 more words

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Book Review - The Violinist's Thumb

If Nicollo Paganini, the titular musician of Sam Kean‘s “The Violinist’s Thumb,” had lived in the 1960s rather than the 1800s, the book may well have been named “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll.” According to period reports, the 19th century virtuoso was a dervish of womanizing, opium abuse, and brilliant concerts, haunted by recurring health problems that ended his career well before old age. 475 more words

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