Spallanzani, Lazzaro: 1794, Memoria sopra le Meduse fosforiche.
But our interest now is in his controversy with Spallanzani.
From these last facts, Spallanzani was led to regard the luminous matter as a compound of hydrogen and carburetted hydrogen gas.
Stromboli has also been described by Spallanzani, Hoffmann, Daubeny, and others.
In the dispute, however, with which we are concerned Needham and Spallanzani defended opposite positions.
Spallanzani cut off the legs and tail of a salamander six times, and Bonnet eight times, successively, and they were reproduced.
In Spallanzani's experiments warm water was unquestionably used.
From Spallanzani to Schultze, there were no further experiments to prove or disprove spontaneous generation.
This accident seemed also to support the second objection, and Spallanzani did not answer it.
Spallanzani knew nothing of these organisms; they were not discovered until many years after his death.
Spallanzani Spal·lan·za·ni (spāl'ən-zä'nē, späl'länt-sä'nē), Lazzaro. 1729-1799.
Italian physiologist who disproved the theory that microorganisms do not generate spontaneously. He is also noted for his research on circulation and digestion.