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Of the 253 published works by this author, only 30 have been chosen for this volume. The papers chosen relate mainly to the two lines of research that have dominated the author's scientific activity: the action of epinephrine and acetylcholine and their relationship to the chemical phase in the transmission of the effects of nerve impulses and the action of histamine and the general effects of this compound as related to its contribution to local and general reactions, by which the organism as a whole and its separate tissues respond to various immunological, chemical, or physical assaults on the integrity of their living cells. In addition to the scientific papers, the volume contains a complete bibliography of the author's work from 1899 to the present and an admirable introduction which relates the body of the book to incidents in the author's scientific life. The papers here collected were written between
Adventures in Physiology with Excursions into Autopharmacology. JAMA. 1954;154(6):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940400080039