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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title A Life of Ernest Starling [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Henderson, John.
Publisher Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QP34-38
ISBN 9781461475262
Subjects Medicine. ; Human physiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2
Collation 256 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Prelude -- Hearts and Capillaries -- 1890-1899 -- Secretin, Politics, and the New Institute -- Starling's Law and Related Matters -- Interlude: The Haldane Commission (1910-13) -- The Great War -- 1918-1920 -- Back to Research -- The End of the Trail -- A Life Surveyed. 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.