Magendie, François

Abstract

1783–1855 French medical figure of the early nineteenth century who was one of the founders of experimental physiology and pharmacology.

Keywords: physiology; pharmacology; neurology; Bichat; Bernard; experimentalism

Further Reading

Magendie F (1816–1817) Précis élémentaire de physiologie. Paris: Méquignon‐Marvis.

Magendie F (1821) Formulaire pour l'emploi et la préparation de plusieurs nouveaux médicaments, tel que la noix vomique, la morphine, l'acide prussique, la strychnine, la vératrine, les alcalis des quinquinas, l'iodide, etc. Paris: Méquignon‐Marvis.

Magendie F (1842) Phénomènes physiques de la vie: Leçons professées au Collège de France. Paris: Baillière.

Albury WR (1977) Experiment and explanation in the physiology of Bichat and Magendie. Studies in History of Biology 1: 47–131.

Cranefield PF (1974) The Way In and the Way Out: François Magendie, Charles Bell and the Roots of the Spinal Nerves. New York: Futura Publications.

Deloyers L (1970) François Magendie, 1783–1855: Précurseur de le médecine expérimentale. Brussels: Presses Universitaires de Bruxelles.

Grmek MD (1970–1980) Magendie, François. In: Gillispie CC (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 9, pp. 6–11. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Lesch J (1984) Science and Medicine in France: The Emergence of Experimental Physiology, 1790–1855. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Olmsted JMD (1981) François Magendie: Pioneer in Experimental Physiology and Scientific Medicine in XIX Century France. [reprint of 1945 edition] New York: Arno Press.

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Albury, WR(Apr 2001) Magendie, François. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002511]