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Biographical Memoirs: Volume 62 (1993)

Chapter: NOTES

Suggested Citation:"NOTES." National Academy of Sciences. 1993. Biographical Memoirs: Volume 62. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2201.
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MAURICE BOLKS VISSCHER 432 can Philosophical Society. He married Gertrude Pieters on August 12, 1925. She and two daughters and two sons survived him. I am grateful to Nathan Lifson, Gordon K. Moe, Clara M. Szego, and Leonard G. Wilson for providing me with documents concerning Maurice B. Visscher, for making comments on his personality and career, and for answering questions about him. NOTES 1. Quoted by C. B. Chapman, ''Ernest Henry Starling: The Clinician's Physiologist," Annals of Internal Medicine 57(Suppl. 2) (1962):42. 2. E. H. Starling and M. B. Visscher, "The Regulation of the Energy Output of the Heart," Journal of Physiology (London) 62(1927):243-61, p. 260. 3. R. Heidenhain, "Beiträge zur Histologie und Physiologie der Darmschleimhaut," Pflugers Archiv 43(Suppl.) (1888):63. 4. S. Goldschmidt, "Absorption from the Intestine," Physiology Review 1 (1921):421-53, p. 449. 5. Visscher's admiration for Wangensteen and something of the collaboration between Visscher and Wangensteen in research and research training are described in Visscher's biographical memoir of Wangensteen. 6. Ethical principles and quotations attributed to Maurice Visscher are taken from his writings on ethics listed in the bibliography. I have occasionally paraphrased him. I am grateful to Dr. Kenneth W. Phifer of the Ann Arbor Unitarian-Universalist Church for advice on Unitarian ethics. 7. J. A. Myers, Masters of Medicine (St. Louis: Warren H. Green, 1968): 394-95.

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Biographic Memoirs: Volume 62 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.

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