Sir Michael Foster MD FRS (1836–1907): the rise of the British school of physiology

@article{Hawgood2008SirMF,
  title={Sir Michael Foster MD FRS (1836–1907): the rise of the British school of physiology},
  author={B. J. Hawgood},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={221 - 226}
}
In 1867 William Sharpey (1802–80), Professor of General Anatomy and Physiology at University College, London, appointed Michael Foster to the unique post of Teacher of Practical Physiology; in Britain the study of experimental physiology was dormant. In 1870 Foster accepted a Praelectorship in Physiology at Trinity College, Cambridge, and soon established a school of physiology. He was the first Cambridge Professor of Physiology (1883–1903). Foster, a great teacher, had a remarkable ability to… Expand
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