Mellon Lecutre: First Lecture, Experimental and Chemical Studies, of the Blood with an Appeal for More Extended Chemical Training for the Biological and Medical Investigator (Classic Reprint) by John J Abel (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Mellon Lecutre: First Lecture, Experimental and Chemical Studies, of the Blood With an Appeal for More Extended Chemical Training for the Biological and Medical Investigator Before beginning my address let me say that I feel it to be a very great hor to have been asked to deliver the first Mellon Lecture under the auspices of the Society for Biological Research of this University. The establishment of a lectureship of this character is a great encouragement to men of science. It affords additional opportunity to bring to the attention of a wider public the recent results of scientific investigation as well as to emphasize again a truth which can t be too often repeated that science constitutes a sure and lasting part of the intellectual treasure which mankind possesses. I have ventured to take as the subject of my address some recent experimental and chemical studies of the blood. In order to give my subject a proper setting I must, first, refer briefly-to the history of blood letting, and to make clear its relation to pressing medical problems, I shall in the hour discuss the interaction of the blood and the organs of internal secretion. The overwhelming significance of the blood to all people in all times is shown in folk sayings, in tradition and in literature. The expressions, the life of the flesh is in the blood, tainted blood, blood will tell, blood oath, blood brother, all suggest how nearly blood has been held to be synymous with life. It was an ancient Celtic custom to emphasize the inviolability of a treaty by having it written with the blood of both clans mixed in one vessel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.