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William Thomas Councilman
(1 Jan 1854 - 26 May 1933)

American pathologist.


Science Quotes by William Thomas Councilman (3 quotes)

Disease may be defined as “A change produced in living things in consequence of which they are no longer in harmony with their environment.”
— William Thomas Councilman
In Disease and its Causes (1913), 9.
Science quotes on:  |  Change (291)  |  Consequence (76)  |  Definition (152)  |  Disease (257)  |  Environment (138)  |  Harmony (55)  |  Life (917)

Disease may … be thought of as the negation of the normal.
— William Thomas Councilman
In Disease and its Causes (1913), 10.
Science quotes on:  |  Disease (257)  |  Negation (2)  |  Normal (21)

There is no force inherent in living matter, no vital force independent of and differing from the cosmic forces; the energy which living matter gives off is counterbalanced by the energy which it receives.
— William Thomas Councilman
In Disease and its Causes (1913), 10-11.
Science quotes on:  |  Conservation Of Energy (25)  |  Cosmic (34)  |  Energy (185)  |  Force (194)  |  Inherent (27)  |  Life (917)  |  Matter (270)  |  Receive (39)  |  Vital (32)


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