1866 – 1927
Who was Ernest Starling?
Ernest Henry Starling was an English physiologist. He worked mainly at University College London, although he also worked for many years in Germany and France. His main collaborator in London was his brother-in-law, Sir William Maddock Bayliss.
Starling is most famous for developing the "Frank–Starling law of the heart", presented in 1915 and modified in 1919. He is also known for his involvement along with Bayliss in the Brown Dog affair, a controversy relating to vivisection. In 1891, when he was 25, Starling married Florence Amelia Wooldridge, the widow of Leonard Charles Wooldridge, who had been his physiology teacher at Guy's and died at the age of 32. She was a great support to Starling as a sounding board, secretary, and manager of his affairs as well as mother of their four children.
The discovery of peristalsis, with Bayliss
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- Apr 17, 1866
- Also known as
- Старлинг, Эрнест Генри
- King's College London School of Medicine
- King's College School
- Lived in
- May 2, 1927
on July 23, 2013
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