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

LANGLEY, John Newport

4 entries
  • 1329.1

On the local paralysis of peripheral ganglia, and on the connexion of different classes of nerve fibres with them.

Proc. roy. Soc. 46, 423-31, 1889.

Langley and Dickinson studied the effect of nicotine on nerve fibers, and were able by this means to make a thorough investigation of the distribution of nerve fibers.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System, Neurophysiology
  • 1290

On reflex action from sympathetic ganglia.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 16, 410-40, 1894.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1893.2

On the reaction of cells and of nerve-endings to certain poisons, chiefly as regards the reaction of striated muscle to nicotine and to curari.

J. Physiol. (Lond), 33, 374-413, London, 1905.

Langley introduced the concept of a receptor substance present in the biological object with which a drug has to interact in order to exert its biological effect. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacodynamics, TOXICOLOGY › Neurotoxicology
  • 1332

The autonomic nervous system.

Cambridge, England: W. Heffer, 1921.

Langley divided the autonomic nervous system into (1) the orthosympathetic, and (2) the parasympathetic; he defined it as an efferent system.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System