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Dust and Disease


PROFESSOR TYNDALL'S lecture last Friday night at the Royal Institution, which we give in extenso in another column, has excited unusual interest, not only on account of the Professor's beautiful demonstration of the presence of organic dust in our London atmosphere, but from the manner in which he has sought to connect this presence with certain theories of disease held by part of his audience.

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Dust and Disease . Nature 1, 327 (1870).

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