History of Physiology Interest Group
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The purpose of this group is to foster interest in and study of all aspects of the history of physiology and to advise Council on matters of interest in these areas. It has representation on the Program Advisory Committee to assist in organizing and presenting scientific sessions, symposia, and other programs of interest to physiologists. The History of Physiology Group is charged with the responsibility of constituting a committee to select the Orr E. Reynolds Award recipient.

Establishment of the History of Physiology (HP) Interest Group
In 1983, John B. West discussed the idea of organizing a History Interest Section with A. Clifford Barger, Ralph H. Kellogg, Daniel L. Gilbert, and Louise H. Marshall. The organization meeting was held at the spring 1984 FASEB meeting in St. Louis, MO. The first officers elected were:

  • President - John B. West
  • Secretary - Toby A. Appel
  • Program Advisory Committee Representative - Norman C. Staub

In 1987 the History of Physiology Section was re-designated the History of Physiology Group when it did not meet the requirement of 100 members. As a group, it continues to actively foster interest in and study of all aspects of the history of physiology. 

To become a member of the HP Group, please log into the APS member-only site, add the HP Group to your section/group affiliation, and subscribe to the HP Listserv.  You do not have to change your affiliation with any other sections or groups.


Resources for History of Physiology Interest Group

Proposed Code of Organization and Procedures

Proposed Code of Organization and Procedures for the History of Physiology Group

Steering Committee

History Group Steering Committee

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