An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 7, 2021

STARLING, Ernest Henry

12 entries
  • 1112

The influence of mechanical factors on lymph production.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 16, 224-67, 1894.


Subjects: Lymphatic System
  • 647

On the absorption of fluids from the connective tissue spaces.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 19, 312-26, 1896.

Starling discovered the functional significance of the serum proteins.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY › Clinical Chemistry, HEMATOLOGY
  • 1236.1

The action of pituitary extracts on the kidney.

J. physiol., 27, ix-x, 1901.

Magnus and Starling reported that pituitary extracts caused expansion of the kidney and a marked and often prolonged diuresis. This was the first indication that the neurohypophysis plays a part in the regulation of urine secretion.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Pituitary, Genito-Urinary System › Kidney: Urinary Secretion, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Physiology
  • 1024

The mechanism of pancreatic secretion.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 28, 325-53, 1902.

Demonstration of the existence of secretin in the duodenal secretion. Preliminary note in Lancet, 1902, 1, 813.



Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Anatomy & Physiology of Digestion
  • 1121

The chemical regulation of the secretory process.

Proc. roy. Soc. B, 73, 310-22, 1904.

Bayliss and Starling developed the theory of hormonal control of internal secretion.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion
  • 1122

The Croonian Lectures on the chemical correlation of the functions of the body.

Lancet 2, 339-41, 423-25, 501-03, 579-83, 1905.

Starling constructed a general scheme of the “hormones” as he named the internal secretions. This is the first appearance of the word, which was suggested by W. B. Hardy.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion
  • 1180

An experimental enquiry into the factors which determine the growth and activity of the mammary glands.

Proc. roy. Soc. B, 77, 505-22, 19051906.

In their classic paper on the mammary gland, these workers attributed its changes during pregnancy to the fetus.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Gonads: Sex Hormones, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 1236.2

The fluids of the body.

London: Constable, 1909.

Starling put forward the idea that renal excretion of salt (and water) was conditioned by the volume of body fluids, particularly the blood volume. He suggested that the sum total of body fluids was arranged so that the blood supply to the brain was maintained at a point just equal to its need.



Subjects: Genito-Urinary System › Kidney: Urinary Secretion, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Physiology
  • 12287

The regulation of the heart beat.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 48, 465-513, 1914.

"Ernest Henry Starling (1866-1927) has probably contributed more than any man to our understanding of heart failure....His work with Patterson and Piper on the mechanical factors involved in the response of the heart to changes in load have formed the basis for our understanding of how the heart's work as a pump is adjusted to the varying demands made upon it, and have incidentally provided the key to our understanding of heart failure as seen in man" ( Sir George Pickering, "Starling and the concept of heart failure," Circulation, 21 (1960) 323-331).



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
  • 853

The Linacre lecture on the law of the heart.

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1918.

Starling’s “law of the heart”.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
  • 1240

The secretion of urine as studied on the isolated kidney.

Proc. roy. Soc. B 97, 321-63, 19241925.

Demonstration that the anti-diuretic action of vasopressin is exerted directly on the kidney, and that tubules of the kidney reabsorb water.



Subjects: Genito-Urinary System › Kidney: Urinary Secretion, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Physiology
  • 12283

Starling on the heart. Facsimile reprints, including the Linacre lecture on the law of the heart. Analysis and critical comment by Carleton B. Chapman and Jere H. Mitchell.

London: Dawsons , 1965.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY