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Scientific American Supplement, No. 643

April 28, 1888

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,885 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 27.6
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 557
Added to site: 2005.09.08 11612
Genres: Science, Periodical

ence of torul impossible, and you exclude with certainty fermentative action.

In precisely the same way, provide a proteinaceous solution, capable of the highest putrescence, but absolutely sterilized, and placed in an optically pure or absolutely calcined air; and while these conditions are maintained, no matter what length of time may be suffered to elapse, the putrescible fluid will remain absolutely without trace of decay.

But suffer the slightest infection of the protected and pure air to take place, or, from some putrescent source, inoculate your sterilized fluid with the minutest atom, and shortly turbidity, offensive scent, and destructive putrescence ensue.

As in the alcoholic, lactic, or butyric ferments, the process set up is shown to be dependent upon and concurrent with the vegetative processes of the demonstrated organisms characterizing these ferments; so it can be shown with equal clearness and certainty that the entire process of what is known as putrescence is equally and as absolu



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