|At meetings of the Pathological Society of London, the germ theory of disease was hotly debated.
|This illustrates the variable impact made by "microbe hunters" up to this point, and highlights the immense impact of the events of the ensuing few years. As Foster points out, one medical journal (and doubtless many others) considered the matter unsettled even in 1877. Debate in this year also menetioned in Lechevalier..
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