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Ernest Henry Starling - bibliography

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British physiologist,born April 17, 1866, London; died May 2, 1927, on a ship near Kingston Harbour, Jamaica.


  • Elements of human physiology.
    London and Philadelphia, 1892; 7th edition, 1905.
  • The influence of mechanical factors on lymph production.
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1894, 16: 224-267.
  • On the absorption of fluids from the connective tissue spaces.
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1896, 19: 312-326.
  • The Arris and Gale Lectures on Some Points in the Pathology of Heart Disease.
    Lecture I. On the Compensatory Mechanisms of the Heart.
    Lecture II. The Effects of Heart Failure on the Circulation.
    Lecture III. On the causation of Dropsy in Heart Disease.
    Lancet, 1897, 1: 569-572, 652-655, 723-726.
  • The action of pituitary extracys of the kidney.
    Written with Rudolf Magnus (1873-1927).
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1901, 27: ix-x.
    Magnus and Starlin reported that pituitary extracts caused expansion of the kidney and a marked and often prolonged diuresis. This was the first indication that the naurohypophysis plays a part in the regulation of urine secretion.
  • The Mechanism of Pancreatic Secretion.
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, September 1902, 28: 325-353.
    Demonstrating the existence of secretin in the duodenal secretion.
    Preliminary note in Lancet, 1902, 1: 813.
  • The chemical regulation of the secretory process.
    Written with William Maddock Bayliss. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, 1904, 73: 310-322.
  • The Croonian Lectures on the chemical correlation of the functions of the body.
    Lancet, 1905, 2: 339-341, 423-425, 501-503, 578-583.
    This is the first appearance of the word "hormone", which was suggested by William B. Hardy.
  • An experimental enquiry into the factors which determine the growth and activity of the mmary glands.
    Written with Janet Elizabeth Lane-Clayton (1877-1967).
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, 1905-1906, 77: 505-522.
    In their classic paper on the mammary gland, Janet-Clayton and Starling attributed its changes during pregnancy to the foetus.
  • The Fluids of the Body. London, Constable, 1909.
    Starling put forward the idea that renal excretion of salt (and water) was conditioned by the volume of body fluids, particularly the blood volume. He suggested that the sum total of body fluids was arranged so that the blood supply to the brain was maintained at a point just equal to its need.
  • Principles of Human Physiology.
    London, 1912; 5th edition, with Charles Arthur Lovatt Evans (1884-), 1930; 14th edition, 1968.
  • On the Mechanical Factors Which Determine the Output of the Ventricles.
    With S. W. Patterson. Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, September 8, 1914, 48: 357-379.
  • The Regulation of the Heart Beat.
    Written with S. W. Patterson and Hans Piper (1877-1915)
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, October 23, 1914, pp 465-513.
  • The Linacre Lecture on the Law of the Heart.
    Delivered at St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 1915. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1918.
    Starling's law of the heart.
  • Natural Sciences and Education: Notes of the Position of Natural Sciences in the Educational System of Great Britain.
    Lancet, 1918, 2: 365-368.
  • Science in Education. Science Progress, 1918-1919, 13: 466-465.
  • The Oliver-Sharpey Lectures on the Feeding of the Nations.
    London and New York, 1919.
  • On the Circulatory Changes Associated with Exercise.
    Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1920, 34: 258-272.
  • The Action of Alcohol on Man. London, 1923.
  • Das Herz-Lungenpräparat.
    Handbuch der biologischen Arbeitsmethoden, part 5, T. 4, 1; Berlin and Vienna, 1923.
  • The secretion of urine as studied on the isolated kidney.
    Written with Ernest Basil Verney (1894-1967).
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, 1924-1925, 97: 321-363.
    Demonstration that the anti-diuretic action of vasopressin is exerted directly on the Kidney, and that tubules of the kidney reabsorb water.
  • Die Correlation (Integration der Einzelfunktionen des Gesamtorganismus).
    In: Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie, volume 15, 1; Berlin, 1930.

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