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Bayliss

[bey-lis] /ˈbeɪ lɪs/
noun
1.
Sir William Maddock
[mad-uh k] /ˈmæd ək/ (Show IPA),
1860–1924, English physiologist: codiscoverer of secretin.
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  • There, at the desk, I asked if Doctor Bayliss was still in the hotel.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That evening I saw Bayliss for the first time since the accident.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I thank you for telling me, Bayliss, but it shall make no difference.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I had told her the whole story of my last interview with Bayliss at the Continental.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Doctor Bayliss asked me to play tennis with him tomorrow morning," she said.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Is Doctor Bayliss as anxious for my company as you seem to be?

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I could have kicked Bayliss for his officious explanation of kinship.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It is quite apparent how you both feel toward Doctor Bayliss.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I expected a visit from young Bayliss that very evening, but he did not come to the rectory.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Instead Doctor Bayliss, Senior, came and requested an interview with me.

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Bayliss in Medicine

Bayliss Bay·liss (bā'lĭs), Sir William Maddock. 1860-1924.

British physiologist. With Ernest Starling he discovered (1902) secretin. He also developed a treatment for surgical or wound shock in which saline injections replaced lost blood, a technique credited with saving many lives in World War I.

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