A Life of Ernest Starling

  • Authors
  • John Henderson

Part of the People and Ideas Series book series (PEOPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. John Henderson
    Pages 3-12
  3. John Henderson
    Pages 13-39
  4. John Henderson
    Pages 40-51
  5. John Henderson
    Pages 52-76
  6. John Henderson
    Pages 77-98
  7. John Henderson
    Pages 99-104
  8. John Henderson
    Pages 105-121
  9. John Henderson
    Pages 122-136
  10. John Henderson
    Pages 137-154
  11. John Henderson
    Pages 155-170
  12. John Henderson
    Pages 171-185
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 187-227

About this book


Ernest Starling (1866-1927) was pre-eminent in the golden age of British Physiology. His name is usually associated with his "Law of the Heart,” but his discovery of secretin (the first hormone whose mode of action was explained) and his work on capillaries were more important contributions. He coined the word 'hormone' one hundred years ago. His analysis of capillary function demonstrated that equal and opposite forces move across the capillary wall--an outward (hydrostatic) force and an inward (osmotic) force derived from plasma proteins.


Ernest Starling age heart hormone physiology plasma protein proteins research

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2
  • Copyright Information American Physiological Society 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7526-2
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