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Samuel James Meltzer - bibliography

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German-born American physiologist, born March 22, 1851, Kurland; Germany; died November 7, 1920.


  • S. Meltzer:
    The disturbance of the law of contrary innervation as a pathogenetic factor in the disease of the bile ducts and the gall-bladder.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1917, 153: 469-477. Bronchial asthma as a phenomenon of anaphylaxis.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1910, 55: 1021-1024.
    The work of John Auer and Paul Adin Lewis (1879-1929) led Meltzer to the conclusion that bronchial asthma was due to anaphylaxis, although he did not appreciate that all cases of asthma were so caused.
  • Karl Hugo Kronecker (1839-19145) and S. J. Meltzer
    Der Schluckmechanismus, seine Erregung und seine Hemmung.
    Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, physiologische Abteilung. Leipzig, 1883, Suppl.-Bd., 328-362.
    An experimental study, by means of a balloon, of swallowing and of oesophageal contractions.
  • S. J. Meltzer, John Auer:
    Physiological and pharmacological studies of magnesium salts.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1905, 14: 366-388.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1906, 15: 387-405.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1906, 16: 233-251.
    A study on the anaesthetic and other effects of magnesium salts.

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