An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15849 entries, 13787 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 28, 2023

WALLER, Augustus Volney

3 entries
  • 2295

Microscopic examination of some of the principal tissues of the animal frame, as observed in the tongue of the living frog, toad, etc.

Phil. Mag., 29, 271-87, 397-405, 1846.

Waller observed the penetration and migration of leucocytes through the endothelial vessel walls.



Subjects: PATHOLOGY
  • 1266

Experiments on the section of the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves of the frog, and observations of the alterations produced thereby in the structure of their primitive fibres.

Phil. Trans., 140, 423-29, 1850.

The “law of Wallerian degeneration”. The experiments recorded in the above paper were the starting-point of the neuron theory. Waller showed that if glosso-pharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves are severed, the outer segment, containing the axi cylinders cut off from the cells, undergoes degeneration, the central stump remaining intact for a long period. From this he inferred that nerve cells nourish nerve fibers.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1267

Recherches sur la système nerveux.

C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris). 33, 370-74; 606-11, 1851.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses