Fermentation theory of disease


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fermentation theory of disease (Biol. & Med) the theory that most if not all, infectious or zymotic disease are caused by the introduction into the organism of the living germs of ferments, or ferments already developed (organized ferments), by which processes of fermentation are set up injurious to health. See Germ theory.
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In literature:

He explained these diseases by the theory of fermentation, and recommended the cooling treatment.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould