Joseph Lister: his contributions to early experimental physiology

@article{Howard2013JosephLH,
  title={Joseph Lister: his contributions to early experimental physiology},
  author={Edward R. Howard},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={191 - 198}
}
  • E. Howard
  • Published 20 September 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
Joseph Lister (1827–1912) acquired a lifelong interest in histology and experimental physiology while a student at University College London between 1848 and 1852. His first two publications in 1853 were histological studies of the contractile tissue of the iris and the skin. Studies of inflammation in 1855 progressed to experiments on the nervous control of arteries, using techniques of peripheral nerve division, spinal cord section and needle stimulation of the brain. This interest in nervous… 

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