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Collection of 20 offprints

Cannon, Walter Cannon, Walter (1871-1945). Collection of 20 offprints, as listed below, including three with presentation inscriptions and one from the library of Nobel Laureate Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977). 1898-1936. Original printed wrappers (except for no. 12) or without wrappers as issued. Very good to fine. First/First Separate Editions. Cannon, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School, was one of the pre-eminent physiologists of the 20th century, making fundamental contributions to our knowledge of digestion, the autonomic nervous system, homeostasis, and stress response. Cannon was the first to use X rays to study the digestive system; his work laid the foundations of gastrointestinal radiology. "[His] pioneering research, done with a series of collaborators, examined the nature of swallowing, gastric peristalsis, the time of passage for different foodstuffs out of the stomach into the duodenum, control of the pylorus, and peristalsis of the small intestine" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). He spent most of the 1920s researching the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling unconscious bodily functions such as the heartbeat. Cannon also introduced the case system into medical education at Harvard (see no. 2 below). Three of the offprints in this collection bear presentation inscriptions from Cannon. Another offprint is from the library of Nobel Laureate Archibald V. Hill, who was awarded a share of the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his researches on the production of heat and mechanical work in muscles. Two more offprints are from the library of the distinguished British physiologist C. Lovatt Evans, Hill's successor as professor of physiology at the University of London. 1. (with A. Moser). The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 1 (1898). 435-444pp. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper inscribed: "With the regards of W. B. Cannon." 39375 2. The case method of teaching systematic medicine. Offprint from Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1900). 21pp. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper inscribed: "With sincere regards W B Cannon." Stamp of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Library on the front wrapper. 39383 3. The movements of the intestines studied by means of the Röntgen rays. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 6 (1902). 251-277pp. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper inscribed: "With the regards of W. B. Cannon." 39383 4. Auscultation of the rhythmic sounds produced by the stomach and intestines. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 14 (1905). 339-353pp. Original printed wrappers. 5. The motor activities of the stomach and small intestine after splanchnic and vagus section. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 17 (1906). 429-442pp. Original printed wrappers. 39383 6. Oesophageal peristalsis after bilateral vagotomy. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 19 (1907). 436-444pp. Original printed wrappers. 7. The acid control of the pylorus. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 20 (1907). 283-322pp. Original printed wrappers. 8. (with F. T. Murphy). Physiologic observations on experimentally produced ileus. Offprint from Journal of the American Medical Association 49 (1907). 11pp. Original printed wrappers. 9. The opposition to medical research. Offprint from Journal of the American Medical Association 51 (1908). 16pp. Original printed wrappers. 10. The acid closure of the cardia. Offprint from American Journal of Physiology 23 (1908). 105-114pp. Original printed wrappers. Johns Hopkins Hospital library stamp on front wrapper. 11. Some practical applications of recent studies in the physiology of the digestive system. Offprint from Wisconsin Medical Journal 7 (1908). 20pp. Text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. 39383 12. The interrelations of emotions as suggested by recent physiological researches. Offprint from American Journal of Psychology 25 (1914). 256-282pp. Text illustrations. Lacking wrappers; wrapper imprint pasted to first leaf. 13. Early use of the Roentgen ray in the study of the alimentary canal. Offprint from Journal of the American Medical Association 62 (1914). 7pp. Original printed wrappers. 39383 14. (with E. M. Cowell, John Fraser and A. N. Hooper). The nature and treatment of wound shock and allied conditions. Offprint from Journal of the American Medical Association 70 (1918). 104pp. Folding table. Original printed wrappers; holes punched in left margin. Stamp of British physiologist C. Lovatt Evans (1884-1968) on front wrapper. 15. New evidence for sympathetic control of some internal secretions. Offprint from American Journal of Psychiatry 2 (1922). 15-30pp. Original printed wrappers. Stamp of British physiologist C. Lovatt Evans (1884-1968) on front wrapper. 16. (with Cecil K. Drinker). Carbon monoxide asphyxia: The problem of resuscitation. Offprint from Journal of Industrial Hygiene 4 (1923). 463-473pp. Original printed wrappers. 17. The value of animal experimentation to the physician in his daily work. Offprint from Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 188 (1923). 8pp. Without wrappers. 18. Chemical mediators of autonomic nerve impulses. Offprint from Science 78 (1933). 5pp. Without wrappers. 19. Some implications of the evidence for chemical transmission of nerve impulses. Moscow: State Publishing House for Biological and Medical Literature, 1935. 23, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. Signature of A. V. [Archibald Vivian] Hill (1886-1977), co-winner of the 1922 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine, on the front wrapper. 20. The role of emotion in disease. Offprint from Annals of Internal Medicine 9 (1936). 1453-1465pp. Without wrappers.