Reference numberMM/22/78
TitleCopy letter from John Henry Gaddum, Department of Pharmacology, University New Buildings, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, to Dr [Maurice] Rapport
Date24 August 1951
DescriptionThanking Rapport for a sample of serotonin which he had in America. Gives an account of its use, including on a guinea-pig's intestine. Gaddum was surprised to find that serotonin was a depressor of a rat's blood pressure. Asks if his corrrespondent has made any progress with the pharmacology or chemistry of these substances and whether it has been proven to be 5-hydroxytryptamine. Queries if the Upjohn company have synthesized it.
Physical descriptionOn paper, from an original typescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1826Gaddum; Sir; John Henry (1900 - 1965); Physiologist1900 - 1965
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