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Claude Bernard and Animal Chemistry

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ISBN 9780674184992

Publication Date: 07/01/1974

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  • Foreword by Joseph S. Fruton
  • Preface
  • I. Chemists, Physiologists and the Problem of Nutrition
  • II. Paris and Giessen at Odds
  • III. The Debate over the Source of Animal Fat
  • IV. The French Chemists on the Defensive
  • V. The Persistence of Jean-Baptiste Boussingault
  • VI. Origins of Claude Bernard’s Research in Animal Chemistry
  • VII. The Investigation of Digestion, 1750–1830
  • VIII. The Pepsin Theory
  • IX. French Investigations of Digestion
  • X. Bernard's First Theory of Gastric Digestion
  • XI. Bernard and Barreswil in a Busy Field
  • XII. Scientific Imagination Confronted by Experimental Complexity
  • XIII. Herbivorous and Carnivorous Nutrition—A Success amid Further Setbacks
  • XIV. Claude Bernard and Louis Mialhe
  • XV. A New Look at Old Projects
  • XVI. The Persistence of Claude Bernard
  • XVII. The Pancreatic Juice: “A Different Field of Activity.”
  • XVIII. The Search for Sugar
  • XIX. The Source of Sugar in Animals
  • XX. Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Abbreviations Used in Bibliography and Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1978 William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine
  • 1975 Pfizer Award, History of Science Society
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