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Austin Flint, Jr.

Born  1836
Died  1915

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American physiologist, 1836-1915

Biography of Austin Flint, Jr.

Austin Flint, Jr. was the son of the physician Austin Flint (1812-1886). He was a physiologist and educator who founded the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, where he was professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Microbiology from 1861 to 1897. He was also the surgeon general for the state of New York.

His son was Austin Flint (1868-1955), professor of obstetrics at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York.


  • The Physiology of man; designed to represent the existing state of physiological science as applied to the functions of the human body.
    New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1866-1874.
    Volume I. Introduction; The Blood; Circulation; Respiration. 1866.
    Volume II. Digestion; Absorption; Lymph and Chyle. 1867.
    Volume III. Secretion; Excretion; Ductless Glands; Nutrition; Animal Heat; Movement; Voice and Speech. 1870.
    Volume IV. Nervous System. 1872. 470 pages.
    Volume V. Special Senses; Generation. 1874.
  • On the Physiological Effects of Severe and Protracted Muscular Exercise; with Special Reference to its Influence Upon the Excretion of Nitrogen.
    New York Medical Journal, 1871, 13: 609-697.
    Edition in book form, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1871.
    Flint made investigations on the nitrogen output of a long-distance walker, before, during, and after the latter's attempt to walk 400 miles in five days.
  • A Text-Book of Human Physiology; Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine. New York: D. Appleton, 1877.
    2nd edition, revised and corrected, 1879
    3rd edition, revised and corrected, 1881, 1882, 1884, 1888.
    4th ed., entirely rewritten 1888 and published 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1901.
  • A Text-book of human physiology.
    New York, D. Appleton and company, 1888.
  • Handbook of physiology, for students and practitioners of medicine, . . . with two hundred and forty-seven illustrations in the text--including four in colors--and an atlas of sixteen color-plates, including forty-eight original figures taken from actual stained microscopical preparation.
    New York, London, The Macmillan Company, 1905.
  • The Source of Muscular Power, as Deduced from Observations Upon the Human Subject Under Conditions of Rest, and of Muscular Exercise. London, 1877.
  • On the Sources of Muscular Power. Arguments and Conclusions Drawn from Observations Upon the Human Subject, Under Conditions of Rest and of Muscular Exercise.
    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878.
  • Collected Essays and Articles on Physiology and Medicine.
    2 volumes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1903.
  • Handbook of Physiology, for Students and Practitioners of Medicine.
    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. 877 pages.
    The first book produced commercially in which photomicrographs were faithfully reproduced from ordinary process-plates.

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