Ernest Starling was very much a product of British nineteenth century medicine; it was a century that witnessed profound changes in both medicine and medical research. Reviewing three relevant themes—medical education, the development of University College London, and the growth of physiology— provides us with a useful backdrop to Starling’s life and times. They are themes that pervade his professional career and, not surprisingly, often reemerge in this book.
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