Bayliss, William Maddock, Sir
Born: May 02, 1860 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 64 years of age.
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.
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