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A Life of Ernest Starling

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  • Biography of Ernest Starling (1886-1927)

  • Pre-eminent in the golden age of British Physiology

  • His discovery of secretin and his work on capillaries were extremely important contributions

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-1
  2. Prelude

    • John Henderson
    Pages 3-12
  3. Hearts and Capillaries

    • John Henderson
    Pages 13-39
  4. 1890–1899

    • John Henderson
    Pages 40-51
  5. Secretin, Politics, and the New Institute

    • John Henderson
    Pages 52-76
  6. Starling’s Law and Related Matters

    • John Henderson
    Pages 77-98
  7. Interlude: The Haldane Commission (1910–13)

    • John Henderson
    Pages 99-104
  8. The Great War

    • John Henderson
    Pages 105-121
  9. 1918–1920

    • John Henderson
    Pages 122-136
  10. Back to Research

    • John Henderson
    Pages 137-154
  11. The End of the Trail

    • John Henderson
    Pages 155-170
  12. A Life Surveyed

    • 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.

Keywords

  • Ernest Starling
  • age
  • heart
  • hormone
  • physiology
  • plasma
  • protein
  • proteins
  • research

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Life of Ernest Starling

  • Authors: John Henderson

  • Series Title: People and Ideas

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: American Physiological Society 2005

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-7526-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 256

  • Additional Information: Originally Published by Academic Press 2005

  • Topics: Human Physiology

Buying options

eBook USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-7526-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout