Ernest Henry Starling was born in London on April 17, 1866, into a family of limited financial means and fundamentalist religious belief. His father, Matthew Henry Starling, was barrister-at-law and served for many years as Clerk of the Crown at Bombay, a post of some importance. He became an authority on Indian criminal law and wrote a standard work on the subject. His assignment permitted him to return to England only once every three years and his children, of whom Ernest was the oldest son, were reared mainly by their mother and a devoted Canadian governess. The young
Starling's Life. Ann Intern Med. ;57:3–18. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-2-3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(2_Part_2):3-18.
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