Max Verworn

Max VerwornIn hmolscience, Max Verworn (1863-1921) was a German physiologist

In circa 1895, Verworn proposed the term “biogen” as a kind of living molecule that is constantly modified by chemical processes within the protoplasm. [1]

The following are related quotes:

“The psychic phenomena of the protists form a bridge that connects the chemical processes of the inorganic world with the psychic life of the highest animals; they represent the germ of the highest psychic phenomena of the metazoa and of man.”
— Max Verworn (1889), Psycho-physiological Studies of Protists; cited by Ernst Haeckel (1899) [2]

“The actual discoverer is not the one who finds something new, but rather whoever is first to understand its meaning.”
— Max Verworn (c.1890) (Ѻ)

1. Staff. (1903). “The Living Substance: a Theory: Die Biogen-Hypothese”, Nature, 67: 385-86, Feb. 26.
2. (a) Verworn, Max. (1889). Psycho-physiological Studies of Protists. Publisher.
(b) Haeckel, Ernst. (1899). The Riddle of the Universe: at the Close of the Nineteenth Century (translator: Joseph McCabe) (pg. 152). Harper & Brother, 1900.

External links
Max Verworn – Wikipedia.

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