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"Nothing is lost, nothing is created ... all is transformed.
Nothing is the prey of death.
All is the prey of life."
- Antoine Béchamp
"It's strange to realize that the two parts in this book actually were printed way back, respectively in 1923 and 1942, so why has the truth about Pasteur and the vaccination been buried for so long?"
"Modern medicine needs to return to this bifurcation point and take the pleomorphic path. When this phenomenon is truly understood drugs poisons will disappear as do all things which outlive their usefulness. This book is required reading for anyone choosing to understand how the body heals."
"A very interesting look at two rivals in science. Pasteur, who touts the germ theory of medicine, and Bechamp, who had a broader theory of health and medicine much akin to the current Microbiome theory of medicine."
Pasteur: Plagiarist, Imposter
by R. B. Pearson
- Author's Preface
- The Prior History of the Germ Theory
- Béchamp, Pasteur, and Fermentation
- Vinous Fermentation
- Béchamp's Microzymas or 'little bodies'
- Silkworm Disease: Another Steal!
- Pasteur also a Faker: Antisepsis
- Are Biologicals Injurious?
- Animal Serology: Anthrax
- Real Immunity
Béchamp or Pasteur?
A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology
by Ethel Douglas Hume
Part One: The Mystery of Fermentation
- A Babel of Theories
- Pasteur's Memoirs of 1857
- Béchamp's 'Beacon Experiment'
- Claims and Contradictions
- The Soluble Ferment
- Rival Theories and Workers
Part Two: The Microzymas
- The 'little bodies'
- Diseases of Silkworms
- Laboratory Experiments
- Nature's Experiments
Part Three: The Cult of the Microbe
- The Origin of 'Preventive Medicine'
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