A Life of Ernest Starling

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  • 227 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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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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


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