26th May 2021

 

Dr Sam summarises the differences between Germ Theory and Terrain Theory 🧫vs🌲

 
 
 
 

References:
1. Virus Mania – 3rd English edition
2. Impure Science – Steven Epstein: https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/Impure_Science.html?id=kZOso0FMsrMC&redir_esc=y
3. Wikipedia – Germ theory of disease: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germ_theory_of_disease
4. Wikipedia – Germ theory denialism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germ_theory_denialism
5. The Germ-Theory of Disease – Prof H. Bastian, BMJ April 10, 1875: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2295625/pdf/brmedj04565-0003.pdf
6. The challenges of modeling mammalian biocomplexity – Nicholson, et al: https://www.academia.edu/12350051/The_challenges_of_modeling_mammalian_biocomplexity
7. Origins of “opportunistic” in medical literature: https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/131972?rskey=NeA6xy&result=1&p=emailAoQszLzDuggsI&d=131972
8. Second Thoughts on the Germ Theory – René Dubos, Scientific American, May 1955: https://www.jstor.org/stable/24944640?seq=1
9. Anthrax incidence – United States: https://web.archive.org/web/20161226203133/https://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/anthrax/technical.html