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Pasteur's theory

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The theory that the immunity secured by an attack of a disease is caused by the exhaustion of material needed for the growth of the organism of the disease.

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The theory that the immunity secured by an attack of a disease is caused by the exhaustion of material needed for the growth of the organism of the disease.

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