Marshall Hall (1790-1857)

Science and Medicine in Early Victorian Society

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Author: Diana E. Manuel

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839050

Category: History

Page: 378

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Marshall Hall was trained as a physician in the early nineteenth century, scientifically oriented, University of Edinburgh Medical School. The son of a Methodist cotton manufacturer and bleacher at Nottingham, Hall believed that in science lay the future for progress in medicine. Following early work on diagnosis, on women's disorders and on blood-letting, Hall came to specialise in the nervous system and in particular on the concept of reflex action. For Hall, who proposed a mechanistic explanation of reflex action, Galenic animal spirits and souls in decapitated creatures were out. A superb experimentalist, Hall strove to establish experimental medicine (physiology) as the basis of the medical curriculum instead of anatomy, the long standing domain of the surgeons. They were among the strongest critics of Hall's vivisection procedures, despite his efforts to establish a Code of Practice. Hall was involved in several controversies within and without the Royal Society where he was victimised by its Physiological Committee. He addressed a range of social and public health issues including the abolition of slavery, and devised a new method of resuscitation and a more sensitive physiological test for strychnine detection. He also proposed plans for improving and linking sewage disposal and the transport system of the metropolis.

The Life of Sir Edward Marshall Hall

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Author: Edward Marjoribanks

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789126924

Category: Law

Page: 445

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Time and again the crowd roared its vehement applause when the magnificent figure of Edward Marshall Hall was seen leaving the Old Bailey after one of his great triumphs as “counsel for the defence.” This lawyer, who appeared in almost every famous murder trial in England during the last forty years, was the very man to catch the public eye. Six feet three inches in height, “the Apollo of the Bar,” passionately eloquent, alert and daring, he was one of the most dynamic and irresistible of advocates who ever pleaded before a jury. This “Memoir” is not only an unusually full picture of the life of a great lawyer; it is also a record of many famous criminal cases. Marshall Hall’s genius for cross examination, his quickness in seizing on a flaw in the prosecutor’s case, his histrionic power, his compassion, and the talent he had for suddenly producing, as if by a conjuror’s trick, a new bit of evidence for which his opponents were totally unprepared—all these qualities come out in clear relief in the sensational trial scenes reproduced here. There is a place for this book in law literature and as the biography of an intensely vivid personality. Moreover, it contains a collection of true stories of crime which would be difficult to match in fiction.

The Theory of Groups

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Author: Marshall Hall

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821819678

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

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Perhaps the first truly famous book devoted primarily to finite groups was Burnside's book. From the time of its second edition in 1911 until the appearance of Hall's book, there were few books of similar stature. Hall's book is still considered to be a classic source for fundamental results on the representation theory for finite groups, the Bumside problem, extensions and cohomology of groups, $p$-groups and much more. For the student who has already had an introduction to group theory, there is much treasure to be found in Hall's ""Theory of Groups"".From the preface to the second edition (1976): 'The present volume is intended to serve a dual purpose. The first ten chapters are meant to be the basis for a course in group theory, and exercises have been included at the end of each of these chapters. The last ten chapters are meant to be useful as optional material in a course or as reference material. When used as a text, the book is intended for students who have had an introductory course in modern algebra comparable to a course taught from Birkhoff and Mac Lane's ""A Survey of Modern Algebra"". I have tried to make this book as self-contained as possible, but where background material is needed references have been given, chiefly to Birkhoff and Mac Lane'.

Combinatorial Theory

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Author: Marshall Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471315186

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

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This introductory textbook examines the theory of combinatorics. It includes proof of Van der Waerden's 1926 conjecture on permanents, Wilson's theorem on asymptotic existence, and covers coding theory and its important connection with designs, problems of enumeration, and partition.