Walter Bradford Cannon, a former Chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School (1906-1942), developed the concepts of ‘homeostasis’ (stability of the inner world); the ‘Fight or Flight Response’, and The ‘Sympathoadrenal System’. In 1932, Cannon published The Wisdom of the Body, where he popularized the new term of the dynamic equilibrium/steady state of the internal milieu or homeostasis.
Our 2nd most popular article is the short overview about The Discovery of Adrenaline, written by professors Ashley Grossman and David Jessop, in the UK. Adrenaline (epinephrine) was the first hormone to be isolated from tissue, and the first intercellular messenger to be chemically identified and synthesized.
As professors Ashley Grossman and David Jessop wrote in this historical perspective “we should give due credit to our forebears whose acumen and diligence has allowed us to ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’…”.
One reason is that the topic, or factual search term “the discovery of interferon”, linked and related to the above-mentioned BrainImmune article – over the last 5-6 years – always shows up on the first page of a Google search!
Of note, another topic and search term, “the discovery of adrenaline”, this time related to the above-mentioned BrainImmune article The Discovery of Adrenaline (#2), has also always been on the first page of Google.