Walter Cannon

Walter CannonIn existographies, Walter Cannon (1871-1945) (CR:3) was an American physiologist, noted for []

Overview
In c.1932, Cannon advanced the homeostasis theory of Claude Bernard, the hypothesis that "stability of the internal environment [the milieu intérieur] is the condition for the free and independent life". [1]

Other
Cannon was an attendee of Lawrence Henderson’s Harvard-Pareto circle.

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Cannon:

“Before nonlinear process was well understood and before dissipative structures [Prigogine (c.1971)] were proposed, indeed before Cannon (1960/1932) proposed biological homeostasis, a basic understanding of the selective advantage of such dissipative processes was proposed by Alfred Lotka.”
Richard Adams (1988), The Eight Day (pg. 36)

References
1. (a) Henderson, Lawrence. (1927). “The Process of Scientific Discovery”, in: An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (translator: H.C. Greene) (introduction, pgs. v-xii). Henry Schuman, 1949.
(b) Barber, Bernard. (1970). L.J. Henderson on the Social System (§2:149-58; quote, pg. 151; founder, pg. 153). University of Chicago Press.

External links
‚óŹ Walter Bradford Cannon – Wikipedia.

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