EARLY STUDIES; PRODUCTION OF LYMPH; THE ARRIS AND GALE LECTURES
Starling's first work on the heart (with Bayliss) had to do with electromotive phenomena and established the fact that a wave of excitation proceeds from base to apex, a finding that ran counter to the older view that all parts of the ventricular musculature contracted simultaneously. Two other short articles appeared in 1892, one on a simple blood-pressure manometer and one on the innervation of the mammalian heart.
The sojourn with Heidenhain at Breslau in the summer of 1892 brought about a considerable reorientation in that
Starling's Work. Ann Intern Med. ;57:19–40. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-2-19
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(2_Part_2):19-40.
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