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Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas was an American physician and writer who pioneered medical breakthroughs in immunology. His books include The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher and The Medusa and the Snail. Lewis died in 1993 at the age of eighty.

— From September 2011
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
The Lives Of A Cell

Notes Of A Biology Watcher

We have become, in a painful, unwished-for way, nature itself. We have grown into everywhere, spreading like a new growth over the entire surface, touching and affecting every other kind of life, incorporating ourselves.

September 2011
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