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Richet’s Nobel Lecture 

Richet’s Nobel Lecture
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Richet’s Nobel Lecture
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Phil Lieberman

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10.1093/med/9780199651559.003.0010
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date: 21 October 2019

It is not without emotion that I address this assembly on the experiments that have brought me, through the most gracious favour of the Caroline Institute, the highest reward that a scientist has the right to hope for. I ask your indulgence in speaking of my own research, as I must do, and in setting out the findings that have given anaphylaxis a leading place in general pathology over the last decade. First I feel I must explain and indeed justify the use of the word itself, for it may seem somewhat barbarous at first glance. This neologism I invented twelve years ago on the assumption, which I think is still valid, that a new idea calls for a new word in the name of scientific precision of language.

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