Classics of Biology

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Translator's Preface v
CHAPTER I
MATTER AND ENERGY IN LIFE1
Agent and action
Combustion
Pespiration
Conversion of energy
Metabolism and energy
A. -L. Lavoisier: Sur la Nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur Calcination et qui en augmente le Poids.
M. P. -E. Berthelot: La Synthése Chimique.
H. L. F. von Helmholtz: Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft.
W. Ostwald: Die Energie
CHAPTER II
CELL THEORY18
Early observations
The cell becomes a biological unit
Cells in physiology and pathology
Subcellular and supercellular organizations
R. Hooke: Micrographia.
T. Schwann: Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Uebereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen.
R. A. von Koelliker: Mikroskopische Anatomie und Gewebelehre der Menschen,
R. Virchow: Die Cellular-Pathologie
CHAPTER III
STIMULUS AND EXCITATION34
Irritability
Electrical stimulus
Irritability and illness
The physiology of excitation
Excitation, function and nutrition
Physical chemistry of excitation
Material factors in excitation
Excitation and time
Significance of excitation in life
G. A. Borelli: De Motu Animalium.
F. Glisson: De Ventriculo et Intestinis.
W. Cullen: First Lines of the Practice of Physic.
A. von Haller: Elementa Physiologiae Corporis Humani.
C. Bernard: Lefons sur les Phénomènes de la Vie, communs aux Animaux et aux Végétaux
CHAPTER IV
BIOCATALYSTS52
Catalysis
Fermentations
Diastases and physiology
The nature of catalysis
The biological significance of catalysis
Catalysts and living conditions
J. J. Berzelius: Lärebok i Kemien.
J. von Liebig: Die Thierchemie oder die organische Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Physiologie und Pathologie.
L. Pasteur: Note sur un Mémoire de M. Liebig relatif aux Fermentations.
Sir F. G. Hopkins: On an Autoxidizable Constituent of the Cell

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