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HALL, Marshall MD FRS

Forenames: Marshall

Last name: HALL

Titles and Honours: MD FRS

Date of birth: 1790-01-01

Date of death: 1857-01-01

Date of Election: 1819-04-30

Honorary Member? No


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


Titles of 40 Memoirs by Hall are given in Royal Society's catalogue of scientific papers. Many articles in "Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine". Many medical papers, eg on nervous diseases, epilepsy and circulation of the blood

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Corres Member. Son of Robert Hall (1755-1837). Physiologist, practiced in London, specialising in nervous diseases. Prominent in foundation of BMA. Investigated circulation of blood; discovered reflex action (1832) and applied it to the explanation of convulsive paroxysms; rationalised treatment of epilepsy; introduced ready method in asphyxia; devised system for restoring animation to partially drowned.

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