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Ashton Byrom Morrison

Born  1922

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American pathologist, born 1922.

Biography of Ashton Byrom Morrison

In addition to pancreatic cholera, Ashton Byrom Morrison's areas of research included chronic renal insufficiency and nephropathies. Morrison held a series of professorships at the medical schools for Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Rochester, before settling at Rutgers University Medical School, first as professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology, and eventually as dean.
(Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.)

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  • Ashton B. Morrison:
    Insulin and thiocyanate spaces of rat in starvation and undernutrition.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, 1961, 201: 329-333.
  • Ashton B. Morrison, Kenneth D. Gardner:
    Detection of Serum Proteins within the Renal Collecting Tubule Cells of the Potassiurn-deficient Rat.
    Nature, April 1, 1960, 190; 96-97.
  • Ashton B. Morrison, Kenneth D. Gardner:
    The effect of potassium deficiency on the reabsorption of protein in the renal tubule of the rat.
    The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1963, 118: 479-487.
  • Ashton B. Morrison, Bernard J. Panner and Gabriel Gasic:
    Lysosomes in the Renal Papillae of Rats: Formation Induced by Potassium-Deficient Diet. Science, November 22, 1963, 142 (3595): 1066-1067.
  • Ashton B. Morrison and Bernard J. Panner
    Lysosome Induction in Experimental Potassium Deficiency.
    The American Journal of Pathology, Philadelphia, August 1964, 45 (2): 295–311.
  • Tetsuo Shimamura and Ashton B. Morrison:
    Vascular Permeability of the Renal Medullary Vessels in the Mouse and Rat.
    The American Journal of Pathology, Philadelphia, May 1973, 71 (2): 155-166.
  • Stephen M. Shea, Ashton B. Morrison
    A Stereological Study of the Glomerular Filter in the Rat. Morphometry of the Slit Diaphragm and Basement Membrane.
    The Journal of Cell Biology, November 1975, 67 (2, part 1): 436-443.
  • Tetsuo Shimamura and Ashton B. Morrison:
    A progressive glomerulosclerosis occurring in partial five sixths nephrectomized rats.
    The American Journal of Pathology, Philadelphia, 1975, 79: 95-101.
  • Ashton B. Morrison:
    Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease.
    JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1999, 282: 1776-1777.

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