|Contribution||Reported his strong opposition to the germ theory of disease.|
|Notes||Charlton Bastian, a strong defender of Spontaneoius Generation, conceded that germs were associated with disease, and might even be the result of disease, but were not the cause. He argued his position in a major newspaper, and the significance of the event in the present context is that it occurred during a renewal of the Spontaneoius Generation controversy, and after the important reports of Pasteur, Lister and Koch.|
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