Adrenaline Hunters: Past, Present and Future at 1900

The Italian anatomist Eustachio characterised the adrenal gland in 1564, but its physiologic function was unknown for three centuries. Nobody knew what Addison’s disease was until 1855, when it was first reported. In 1894, Oliver and Schäfer discovered that adrenal extracts can raise blood pressure. As a result, in the late 1890s, a group of…
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