A Life of Ernest Starling

A Life of Ernest Starling

1st Edition - May 1, 2005

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  • Author: John Henderson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780195177800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535494

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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. Starling’s contributions include:*Developing the "Frank-Starling Law of the Heart," presented in 1915 and modified in 1919.*The Starling equation, describing fluid shifts in the body (1896) *The discovery of secretin, the first hormone, with Bayliss (1902) and the introduction of the concept of hormones (1905).

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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.

Starling’s contributions include:
*Developing the "Frank-Starling Law of the Heart," presented in 1915 and modified in 1919.
*The Starling equation, describing fluid shifts in the body (1896)
*The discovery of secretin, the first hormone, with Bayliss (1902) and the introduction of the concept of hormones (1905).

Table of Contents


  • Chronology

    List of Illustrations

    Prelude

    Chapter 1. Hearts and Capillaries

    Chapter 2. 1890-1899

    Chapter 3. Secretin, Politics, and the New Institute

    Chapter 4. Starling's Law and Related Matters

    Interlude: The Haldane Commission (1910-13)

    Chapter 5. The Great War

    Chapter 6. 1918-1920

    Chapter 7. Back to Research

    Chapter 8. The End of the Trail

    Chapter 9. A Life Surveyed

    Appendix I. Starling's Publications

    Appendix II. Publications from the Department of Physiology, UCL (1899-1927) (Starling's Years)

    Annotated Bibliography

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 227
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: May 1, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780195177800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080535494

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