An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (Dover Books on Biology)

Clear and penetrating presentation of the basic principles of scientific research from the great French physiologist whose contributions in the 19th century included the discovery of vasomotor nerves; nature of curare and other poisons in human body; functions of pancreatic juice in digestion; elucidation of glycogenic function of the liver.

Faculty Comment: Edward De Robertis:
This 1865 classic is the best description of how new knowledge is generated in Biology (i.e., the epistemology of medical research).  We construct a mental image of how something might work and then test it by experiment.