- Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
- ILAB-LILA Member
- Année de parution: 1892
- Éditeur: Emil Strauss
- Thèmes: ,nobel, asthma, bronchial muscle, electrocardiogram, german imprints, 19th century
- Poids de l'envoi: 750 g
- Lieu d'édition: Bonn
FIRST EDITION With 3 folding plates and 35 illustrations. Recent boards, original front printed wrapper bound in. Presentation inscription to Prof. John Berry Haycraft. First edition of the first important research conducted by the Einthoven. A study on the function of the bronchial muscles investigated by a new method, and on nervous asthma, "a great work" according to Nagel's Handbuch der physiologie, analyzes the movements of the bronchi through experiments directed to measure the air-volume of the lungs during the phases of respiration. In pointing out the importance bronchial muscles play in disease, especially in asthma, Einthoven proves that vagal stimulation caused contraction of bronchial muscle. Einthoven (1860-1927), a Dutch physiologist and professor at the University of Leiden, invented the first practical electrocardiogram in 1903 for which he received the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 1924. He is considered the father of electrocardiography. Haycraft (1859-1922) was a prominent British professor of physiology at the University of Birmingham. He undertook important researches on blood coagulation and he discovered that the leech has powerful anticoagulant property.