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The Pursuit of Nature : Informal Essays on the History of Physiology - Alan Hodgkin

The Pursuit of Nature

Informal Essays on the History of Physiology

Paperback Published: 19th November 1979
ISBN: 9780521296175
Number Of Pages: 190

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This 1977 book, written as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the Physiological Society, consists of essays on the historical development of physiology. Six esteemed authors each contribute a historical essay, focusing in turn on the history of electrophysiology, muscular and neuromuscular physiology, gastrointestinal hormones, perinatal physiology and visual research. Each of the six essays in this book is skilfully executed, idiosyncratic and a pleasure to read. They can be enjoyed in their own right, or as a rounded and informative collection on both the history of physiological practice and the scientists behind this movement's advance. The book will be of immense interest to physiologists, pharmacologists and historians of science, wishing to look back at the development of this fascinating discipline.

Chance and design in electrophysiology: an informal account of certain experiments on nerve carried out between 1934 and 1952
Looking back on muscle
The early history of synaptic and neuromuscular transmission by acetylcholine: reminiscences of an eye witness
Some memories of visual research in the past 50 years
The gastrointestinal hormones: a historical review
Perinatal physiology
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ISBN: 9780521296175
ISBN-10: 052129617X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 19th November 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.29