His mother says there was a lot of experimental stuff done on him while he was out of it.
Could it have something to do with Quinn's experimental stuff?
After the investigations of Hess and Andrews, a great deal of excellent experimental work was performed by P. A.
The controversy on this question was waged with spirit on both sides; but in the end Pasteur came off victorious, and in a series of the most delicate and most intricate experimental researches he proved that when the atmospheric germs are absolutely excluded no changes take place.
Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.