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Bayliss, William Maddock, Sir

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1924 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Physiologist

1860 – Born on May 2nd in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones. He conducted pioneer research in major areas of physiology, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.

1888 – He began a long and profitable collaboration with Starling soon after he obtained a teaching post at University College, London.

1902 – Bayliss and Starling are best known for determining, the chemical substance that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic digestive juices—the first example of hormonal action.

         – Bayliss’ World War I investigation of wound shock led him to recommend gum-saline injections that were responsible for saving many lives.

1912 – He became professor of general physiology.

1922 – He was knighted.

1923 – He wrote ‘The Nature of Enzyme Action and The Vaso-Motor System’.

1924 – Died on August 27th in London.