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William Henry Howell - bibliography

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American physiologist, born February 20, 1860, Baltimore, Maryland; died February 6, 1945, Baltimore.


  • The Origin of the Fibrin Formed in the Coagulation of Blood.
    Studies From the Biological Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, 1884, 3: 63-71.
  • A Physiological, Histological, and Clinical Study of the Degeneration and Regeneration in Peripheral Nerve Fibres After Severance of Their Connection With the Nerve Centers.
    With Gotthelf Carl Huber (1865-). Journal of Physiology, 1892, 13: 335-406.
  • An Analysis of the Influence of the Sodium, Potassium, and calcium Salts of the Blood on the Automatic contraction of the heart muscle.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1901, 6: 181-206.
  • Textbook of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians.
    14 editions, Philadelphia 1905-1940 (9th edition, 1924).
  • Vagus inhibition of the heart in its relation to the inorganic salts of the blood.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1905-06, 15: 280-294.
    Discovery of the remarkable hypotensive effect of acetylcholine.
  • The Cause of the Heart Beat. The Harvey Lecture.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1906, 46: 1665, 1679.
  • Note upon the presence of amino-acids in the blood and lymph as determined by the ß naphtalinsulphochloride reaction.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1906, 17: 273-279.
  • The Coagulation in Blood.
    Cleveland Medical Journal, 1910, 9: 118.
  • The Preparation and Properties of Thrombin Together With Observations on Antithrombin and Prothrombin. American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1910, 26: 453-473.
  • The Condition of the Blood in Hemophilia, Thrombosis, and Purpura.
    Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1914, 13: 76-95.
  • Prothrombin.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1914, 35: 474-482.
  • The Coagulation of Blood.
    The Harvey Lectures, Series 12 (1916-1917), 273-324.
  • Two New Factors in Blood Coagulation, Heparin and Proantithrombin.
    With Luther Emmett Holt (1855-1924).
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1918-19, 47: 328-341.
  • The Human Machine. New York and London, 1924.
  • The Problem og Coagulation. Pasteur Lecture (reprint).
    Proceedings of the Institute of Medicine in Chicago. 1925.
  • The Purification of Heparin and its Presence in Blood.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1926, 71: 553-562.
  • The Purification of Heparin and Its Chemical and Physiological Reactions.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltomore, 1928, 42: 199-206.
  • The Production of Blood Platelets in the Lungs.
    With D. D. Donahue.
    Journal of Experimental Medicine, New York, 1937, 65: 177-203.
  • The American Physiological Society During Its First Twenty-Five Years.
    In: History of the American Physiological Society Semicentennial, 1887-1937 (1938), page 1.
  • Hemophilia. The Wesley M. Carpenter Lecture.
    Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1939, 2nd. ser. 15, no 1.
  • The Isolation of Thromboplastin From Lung Tissue.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1945, 76, no. 6: 295-301.
  • The Celebration of the Sixtieth Anniversay of Dr. William H. Howell’s Graduation From the Johns Hopkins University.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1941, 68 (April): 291:301.
  • An Anniversay Tribute to the Memory of the Late William Henry Howell.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1961, 109, no. 1: 1-19.
  • George Washington Corner:
    William Henry Howell.
    In: Dictionary of American Biography, 1941-1945, Supplement 3, s.v.
  • Joseph Erlanger:
    William Henry Howell, 1860-1945.
    Science, 1945, 101 (June 8): 575-6.
  • Elizabeth Fee:
    William Henry Howell: Physiologist and Philosopher of Health.
    American Journal of Epidemiology, 1984, 119 (March): 293-300.
  • W. Bruce Fye:
    Heparin: The Contributions of William Henry Howell.
    Circulation, 1984, 69 (June): 1198-203.
  • Anne Clark Rodman.
    William Henry Howell.
    Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 6, s.v.

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