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”

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SHARPEY, William

3 entries
  • 600

On a peculiar motion excited in fluids by the surfaces of certain animals.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 34, 113-22, 1830.

Sharpey was the first occupant of the chair of anatomy and physiology at University College, London, this chair being the first official recognition of physiology in any English medical school. He wrote a memorable paper on cilia and ciliary motion. Through his students Sharpey was the founder of the British school of physiology. Among his pupils were Michael Foster, Burdon-Sanderson and Edward Schäfer.

  • 603

The cyclopaedia of anatomy and physiology. Edited by Robert Bentley Todd. 5 vols.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 18351859.

Contributors included Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley, and physicians James Paget, James Young Simpson, and William Bowman.The discoveries of Purkynĕ and Valentin, together with additional observations by William Sharpey himself were embodied in an article on Cilia written by him and published in odd’s Cyclopaedia 1, 606-38. Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, ANATOMY › Comparative Anatomy, BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, Encyclopedias, PHYSIOLOGY
  • 545

Bone or osseous tissue.

J. Anatomy. 5th ed., cxxxii-clxiii., London, 1848.

The discovery of the “fibers of Sharpey” is reported on pp. cxlii-cxliii.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century