The Story of Some Neuroendocrinological Studies in Cats

  • Philip Bard
Part of the Perspectives in Neuroendocrine Research book series (PNR, volume 1)


I must confess at the beginning of this account that whatever contributions I have made to neuroendocrinological knowledge have had their origin in hints given or chance observations made in the course of studies of central nervous mechanisms involved in the execution of emotional behavior, postural adjustments, and some other overt expressions of nervous integration. Yet, at a critical stage of my development as a physiologist, my intention was to carry on research in endocrinology. Indeed, when in 1924 I asked Dr. Walter B. Cannon to allow me to work under his direction toward the Ph.D. degree in the Division of Medical Sciences of Harvard University, I told him that my chief interest was in that area. And after nine months devoted to the courses for first year medical students I found myself engaged in a neuroendocrinological investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Bard
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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