Claude Bernard Research Paper

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Claude Bernard “It is what we already know that often prevents us from learning” (Claude 2). This famous scientist wanted to find out about more of the body then what man already knew at his time. Claude Bernard studied and found many discoveries about the human body and its functions. He found valuable information that is still accurate and used today. This paper will walk through Claude’s life and his discoveries, research, and achievement. To start off, his birth was on July 12th, 1813. He was born in Saint-Julien, France. He grew up in that same town where he would receive an early education and then go to college at Lyon’s. He did not last in college long, for he left to assist in a druggist’s shop. He moved to Paris, where he would …show more content…
No man of science in France has ever gotten that honor before him (Claude 3). Now onto the discoveries of science that Bernard has made. Bernard made many contributions to science in his lifetime. “In order for all of the cellular functions to be carried out successfully, the body’s internal environment must always be in a state of homeostasis (consistency)” (Cellular). Claude made the discovery of homeostasis. Before Bernard, there was basically nothing known about homeostasis. He was the first to define the term milieu interieur, or also known as homeostasis (Claude 4). "The living body, though it has need of the surrounding environment, is nevertheless relatively independent of it. This independence which the organism has of its external environment, derives from the fact that …show more content…
He found out that during young adulthood the body is able to carry out functions the strongest. That means the body carries out its functions with the least amount of success during infancy and old age. He also did important work on the pancreas gland and the glycogenic function of the liver. He proved that the juice of the pancreas gland is a great part in the digestion process. The Academy of Science awarded Bernard a prize in experimental physiology for this accomplishment. About the liver, he withdrew from his experiments that in the course of the glycogenic function, helps conclude that the liver, a causation of diabetes, in addition to secreting bile, is the seat of an “internal secretion”, by which it prepares sugar at the expense of the elements of the blood passing through it (Claude 3). “Bernard also conducted important studies on the effects of such poisons as carbon monoxide and curare on the body. He showed that carbon monoxide could substitute for oxygen and combine with hemoglobin, thereby causing oxygen starvation”

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