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  • But now find out the Why, the underneath principle.
  • The principle of the centrifuge is that of the cream-separator.
  • It was all so much easier, now that he was partly freed from the tyrannical honesty of Gottliebism, from the unswerving quest for causes which, as it drove through layer below layer, seemed ever farther from the bottommost principles, from the intolerable strain of learning day by day how much he did not know.
  • He discovered an X Principle which dissolved chairs, tables, human beings.
  • Bug that lives on bugs! Or maybe it’s a chemical principle, an enzyme.
  • At what temperature is the activity of the Principle at its maximum?
  • What the X Principle was—chemical or germ—he could not determine, but certainly the original Principle flourished.
  • What the X Principle was—chemical or germ—he could not determine, but certainly the original Principle flourished.
  • No X Principle appeared in any of the new boils, and sadly he went to Gottlieb.
  • Ah, den the X Principle may be present in the intestinal contents.
  • He extended his investigation to the intestinal group of organisms and discovered an X Principle against the colon bacillus.
  • Perhaps the X Principle would develop only in the test-tube; perhaps it had no large value for human healing.
  • It iss a pity, Martin, but you are not the discoverer of the X Principle.
  • D’Herelle of the Pasteur Institute has just now published in the Comptes Rendus, Academie des Sciences, a report— it is your X Principle, absolute.
  • Even got to take his name for it, for my own X Principle! Well, I had a lot of fun, working all those nights.
  • He was as absorbed and happy and nervous as in the first days of the X Principle.
  • When the work on the X Principle had gone on for six weeks, the Institute staff suspected that something was occurring, and they hinted to Martin that he needed their several assistances.
  • As well as Martin he loved irregularity; by principle he never had his meals at the same hours two days in succession, and by choice he worked all night and made poetry, rather bad poetry, at dawn.
  • You wander off monkey-skipping and flap-doodling with colon bacillus before you have finish with staph—before you haf really begun your work— before you have found what is the NATURE of the X Principle?
  • He was always sterilizing flasks, preparing media of various hydrogen-ion concentrations, copying his old notes into a new book lovingly labeled "X Principle, Staph," and adding to it further observations.
  • At the same time he gave some of the original Principle to a doctor in the Lower Manhattan Hospital for the treatment of boils, and from him had excited reports of cures, more excited inquiries as to what this mystery might be.
  • When he was sure that the X Principle did reproduce itself indefinitely, so that in the tenth tube it grew to have as much effect as in the first, then he solemnly called on Gottlieb and laid before him his results, with his plans for further investigation.
  • In a week he had obtained the Principle from intestinal contents and from other gluteal boils, finding an especial amount in boils which were "healing of themselves"; and he transplanted his new Principle, in a heaven of triumph, of admiration for Gottlieb.
  • In a week he had obtained the Principle from intestinal contents and from other gluteal boils, finding an especial amount in boils which were "healing of themselves"; and he transplanted his new Principle, in a heaven of triumph, of admiration for Gottlieb.
  • When he added a drop containing the Principle to a growth of staphylococcus which was a gray film on the solid surface of agar, the drop was beautifully outlined by bare patches, as the enemy made its attack, so that the agar slant looked like moth-eaten beeswax.
  • He had it! He stated in the conclusions of his first notes: "I have observed a principle, which I shall temporarily call the X Principle, in pus from a staphylococcus infection, which checks the growth of several strains of staphylococcus, and which dissolves the staphylococci from the pus in question."
  • He had it! He stated in the conclusions of his first notes: "I have observed a principle, which I shall temporarily call the X Principle, in pus from a staphylococcus infection, which checks the growth of several strains of staphylococcus, and which dissolves the staphylococci from the pus in question."
  • Then there’s another—this is a minor thing; it doesn’t try to drive home general abstract principles, but it’d surprise you the effect it’s had on careless housewives, who of course don’t mean to neglect the health of their little ones and merely need instruction and a little pep put into them, and when they see a card like this, it makes ’cause think: Boil the milk bottles or by gum You better buy your ticket to Kingdom Come.
  • He tried, elaborately, with many flasks and many reseedings, to determine whether the X Principle would perpetuate itself indefinitely, whether when it was transmitted from tube to new tube of bacteria it would reappear, whether, growing by cell-division automatically, it was veritably a germ, a sub-germ infecting germs.
  • On his way home he was planning to experiment on the Shiga dysentery bacillus with phage (as henceforth he called the X Principle), planning to volley questions and criticisms at D’Herelle, hoping that Tubbs would not discharge him for a while, and expanding with relief that he would not have to do his absurd premature paper on phage, that he could be lewd and soft-collared and easy, not judicious and spied-on and weighty.
  • She was ready for him with strong coffee, waiting on him silently, looking at him proudly, while he waved his arms, babbling: "Gottlieb better not talk any more about the importance of new observations! The X Principle may not just apply to staph.

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  • I accept as a basic principle that all people are precious and should be treated with equal dignity.
  • One guiding principle is that everyone should be treated fairly.

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