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Boris Petrovich Babkin - bibliography

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Russian-Canadian neurologist, born January 5, 1877, Kursk, Russia; died 1950, Canada.


  • Opit sistematitscheskowo izutschenija sloznonervnîch (psichitscheskich) javlenij u sobaki(Systematic investigations of the nervous phenomena in dogs). St. Petersburg, 1904.
  • Die äussere Sekretion der Verdauungsdrüsen.
    Berlin, 1914; 2nd edition, 1928.
  • Pavlov: A Biography.
    University of Chicago Press, 1949. Reissued 1971.
    Based on personal and professional knowledge. Babkin was one of Pavlov's oldest pupils. This is the most complete and reliable account of Pavlov until World War I. In dealing with Pavlov's later life Babkin depends upon other sources, including the memoirs of his widow.
  • Secretory Mechanisms of the Digestive Glands.
    2nd rev. ed. (1950)
The Osler Library at the McGill University has a large collection of Babkins works, as well a papers on Pavlov. Most of the biographical information above was found on the homepage of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

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