An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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DUTROCHET, René Joachim Henri

3 entries
  • 108

Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur la structure intime des animaux et des végétaux.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1824.

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Nouvelles observations sur l’endosmose et l’exosmose.

Ann. Chim. Phys., 35, 393-400; 37, 191-201; , 49, 411-37; 51, 159-66; 60, 337-68., 1827, 1828.

The process by which water passes through a membrane from a solution on the one side to another solution on the other side has been known, since the classic work of Dutrochet, as “endosmosis” or “exosmosis”; the pressure due to this passage of water has naturally been called “osmotic”.

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Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire anatomique et physiologique des végétaux et des animaux. 2 vols. and atlas.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1837.

Dutrochet asserted that respiration follows the same pattern in both animals and plants, showing that the minute openings on the surface of leaves (the stomata) communicate with lacunae in deeper tissue. He also demonstrated that only the green parts of the plant can absorb carbon dioxide, thereby transforming light energy into chemical energy. The Mémoires are a collection of all his more important biological papers.

Subjects: BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment