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Theodor Schwann was a German physiologist born in December of 1810. He would become one of the famous scientist to contribute to the cell theory
Schwann's major addition to the cell theory stated that both plants and animal tissues are made up of cells
In 1838 Schwann became familiar with Matthias Schleiden's microscopic research on plants. Schleiden described plant cells and proposed a cell theory which he was certain was the key to plant anatomy and growth
During his studies he also concluded that cells live independent lives
Schwann coined the term metabolism for a cells ability to convert resources into energy.
Lastly he discovered pepsin, a gastric enzyme found in human stomachs that digests proteins.
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