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John Burdon Sanderson - bibliography

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English physician, born December 21, 1828, Newcastle-on-Tyne; died 1906.


  • Ovum.
    Article in Robert Bentley Todd (1809-60): Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology, 1855.
  • Report on epidemic cerebro-spinal-meningitis.
    Parliament Paper, No. 246, 1865.
  • Report to Royal Commission on the origin, symptoms, and propagation of the cattle plague. 1866.
  • Handbook of the sphygmograph. 1867.
  • Inflammation. Article in: System of Surgery, 1871.
  • Reports of the health of Liverpool.
    With Edmund Alexander Parkes (1819-1876). 1871.
  • Handbook of the physiological laboratory. 1872.
  • Electromotive properties of the leaf of Dionaea.
    Philosophical Transactions, 1882.
  • Time-Relation. Journal of Physiology, II.
  • Electrical phenomena of the excitatory process in the heart of the frog.
    Journal of Physiology, IV.

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