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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 58
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.58

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The Birth of the Cell. Henry Harris. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999. 224 pp. $30. ISBN 0-300-07384-4.

Paying particular attention to the original literature, Harris provides a history of the cell doctrine that illuminates the contributions of those who actually made the discoveries, not merely the better-known researchers who elaborated the theory.