Medicine: Sympathin: Visceral Hormone

A Harvard professor opened up a cat and beheld certain belly muscles tickling its heart. That was of such profound physiological import that the professor, Walter Bradford Cannon, a great physiologist, last week took train to Yale, which once gave him an honorary Doctor of Science degree, to tell the Yale Medical Society just what he had done, what he had seen, what it all meant.

Professor Cannon had been searching for that thing in the body which stimulates the heart.

After he had made his cat comfortable on its back and insensitive...

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