Lavoisier's chemistry of oxygen made it possible
to define precise norms of ventilation. Pastuer, Koch, Finlay, and many others identified the causative agents of disease: microbes. It had appeared that the concept of the humors would simply dissolve away in the annals of time. Disease would be seen as the battleground for integrity, a body at war with its environment.
However, biochemistry has returned with a new humoralism, the body's own toxic secretions morbidly lurking within the cytosol as free radicals, and in the interstitial spaces of the body's fluid, acting as near hormone like cellular wastes, fostering and causing SILENT INFLAMMATION. That is what this course is about!