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February 27, 1932

Lane Lectures on Experimental Pharmacology and Medicine.

JAMA. 1932;98(9):760. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730350074037

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This monograph contains three of the five Lane medical lectures that were to have been delivered in 1927 by the late Professor Magnus. Only these three lectures were completed at the time of the sudden death of Magnus in Pontresina, Switzerland. The three lectures concerned the experimental pathology of the lungs, choline as an intestinal hormone, and the physiologic a priori. The last lecture is partly an interesting philosophic dissertation and partly a discussion of Magnus's work on the labyrinth. The first two lectures deal with favorite experimental problems which Magnus and his pupils investigated with great skill. The work on lungs appears to have been stimulated by some experiences of Magnus with poison gases during the World War. The work with choline was suggested by a chance observation of one of his assistants, who showed that a saline solution in which was bathed a piece of intestine acquired the

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