In science, physiology is the physics of the organic world (Nagel, 1877). [1]

Noted hmolscience-relevant physiologists include: John Hunter, Charles Sherrington, Claude Bernard, Frank Thone, Harold Blum, Gustav Fechner, and Lawrence Henderson.

Social physiology
As the early physiologists, who studied the functions “inside” of body in physics, producing a number of notable results, it would seem logical that some might extrapolate this model to society, conceived as a body. The first, it seems, to have ventured in this direction was Emile Maxweiler, who defined the following subject:

Sociophysiology is social ethology [defined via] social energy [or] physiology reaction phenomena due to mutual excitation of individuals of the same species.”
— Emile Waxweiler (1906), Outline of Sociology [2]

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The following are related quotes:

“The most familiar attempts to explain how evolution takes place are restricted to special aspects of evolution, and are often epitomized in personal names, such as Darwinism, Lamarkism, Weismannism, Mendelism. Among us there are naturalists, morphologists, physiologists, and psychologists; breeders, experimentalists, and bio-chemists. And surrounding us on all sides are the physicists, chemists, geologists, and astronomers, with whom we must reckon, for their domains and their subject matter overlap ours in countless ways. But unfortunately between all these workers there is little common understanding and much petty criticism. We shall use the terms morality, behavior, conduct, or constructive action in the same broad way. It may sound strange to speak of the morals of an atom, or of the way in which a molecule conducts itself. But in the last analysis, science can draw no fundamental distinction between the conduct of an animal, a bullet, or a freshman, although there may be more unknown factors involved in one case than in the other.”
William Patten (1920), AAAS address “The Message of the Biologist” + The Grand Strategy of Evolution: the Social Philosophy of a Biologist

1. Von Nageli, Carl. (1877). “The Limits of Natural Knowledge” (abs), delivered before the German Association at Munich; synopsis (Ѻ) in: Nature, 16:491-92, Oct 4; translation part I (Ѻ) in: Nature, 16: 531-35, Oct 18; translation part II (Ѻ), Nature, 16:559- (physiology, pg. 559).
2.(a) Waxweiler, Emile. (1906). Outline of Sociology (Esquisse d’une sociologie). Fascicule 2 des Notes et Mémoires de l’Institut de Sociologie, Instituts Solvay, Parc Léopold, Bruxelles. Bruxelles et Leipzig: Misch et Thron.
(b) Emile Waxweiler – Wikipedia.

Further reading
● Wright, Jonathan. (1920). “Empedocles the Primitive Physiologist” (Goethe, pgs. 144-45; evolutionist, pg. 144), American Medicine, 26:139-47, Mar.

External links
Physiology – Wikipedia.

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