American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society
The American Physiological Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members.wikipedia
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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The Society maintains a staff and offices on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Physiology

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Of them, 21 were graduates of medical schools, but only 12 had studied in institutions that had a professor of physiology.
The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1887.

John Green Curtis

The APS recognizes five physiologists as its founders: Henry Pickering Bowditch, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Henry Newell Martin co-signed the original letter to active physiology researchers inviting them to the new society, and John Green Curtis and Russell Henry Chittenden provided early organizational support.
Curtis was one of the founding members of the American Physiological Society, and hosted its first meeting in his Columbia laboratory space.

Russell Henry Chittenden

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The APS recognizes five physiologists as its founders: Henry Pickering Bowditch, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Henry Newell Martin co-signed the original letter to active physiology researchers inviting them to the new society, and John Green Curtis and Russell Henry Chittenden provided early organizational support.
He was a founding member of the American Physiological Society in 1887 and served as its president from 1895 to 1904.

Henry Pickering Bowditch

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The APS recognizes five physiologists as its founders: Henry Pickering Bowditch, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Henry Newell Martin co-signed the original letter to active physiology researchers inviting them to the new society, and John Green Curtis and Russell Henry Chittenden provided early organizational support.
In 1887 he co-founded and was the first president of the American Physiological Society.

Medical school

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Of them, 21 were graduates of medical schools, but only 12 had studied in institutions that had a professor of physiology.

Doctorate

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Today, it has 10,500 members, most of whom hold doctoral degrees in medicine, physiology or other health professions.

Medicine

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Today, it has 10,500 members, most of whom hold doctoral degrees in medicine, physiology or other health professions.

Research

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Its mission then, as now, is to support research, education, and circulation of information in the physiological sciences.

Education

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Its mission then, as now, is to support research, education, and circulation of information in the physiological sciences.

United States

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The American Physiological Society was founded at a time when very few physiological laboratories existed in America and there were few investigators.

Biomedicine

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The newly established society was one of the earliest national disciplinary societies in the sciences, the first society in the biomedical sciences, and likely the first to require its members to publish original research.

Neurology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Psychology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Ophthalmology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Pathology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Therapy

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Plant physiology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Zoology

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Even in 1887 there was a conscious effort to ensure representation of all areas within physiology, encompassing topics as diverse as neurology, psychology, ophthalmology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as plant physiology and animal biology.

Nonprofit organization

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As a nonprofit scientific organization, the Society holds tax-exempt status.

Bethesda, Maryland

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The Society maintains a staff and offices on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Silas Weir Mitchell (physician)

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The APS recognizes five physiologists as its founders: Henry Pickering Bowditch, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Henry Newell Martin co-signed the original letter to active physiology researchers inviting them to the new society, and John Green Curtis and Russell Henry Chittenden provided early organizational support.

H. Newell Martin

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The APS recognizes five physiologists as its founders: Henry Pickering Bowditch, Silas Weir Mitchell, and Henry Newell Martin co-signed the original letter to active physiology researchers inviting them to the new society, and John Green Curtis and Russell Henry Chittenden provided early organizational support.

Columbia University

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The organizational meeting founding the society was held on December 30, 1887 in Curtis' laboratory space at Columbia University and was attended by seventeen people.

Washington, D.C.

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The first regular meeting of the APS followed in September 1888 in Washington, DC, featuring paper presentations and demonstrations.