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.....or more specifically, your husband. IIRC, he's something of a medical history maven, right?

Can he call to mind the name of the pathologist/physiologist from the 1800's (I'm pretty sure) who is reputed to have first noticed the dark meat/white meat on poultry.....and the structural differences between slow and fast twitch muscle fibres?

I'm almost pretty sure he was French and I'm a bit less sure that his name began with an *L*. I've asked around, gotten a few folk *Of A Certain Age* as frustrated as I (they almost remember......just like me) and even started attacking the packing boxes in my basement where I'm marginally sure one of my out-of-date physiology textbooks can be found.

Not a hugely monumental piece of info if he can't......but I do hate an itch I can't scratch
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Not Sheila, but do you mean French anatomist Louis Antoine Ranvier in 1873?

Laura
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Yes it is, Laura. I knew there was an *L* there somewhere. Thinking it was his surname is likely what stopped me dredging it to the surface.

Thank you very much!
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Have no idea if it's a name my husband had been familiar enough with to have retained. And as far as folks "of a certain age" go -- we're at least a decade ahead of you! ;-)

Cool that Laura was able to scratch that itch!


sheila
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Have no idea if it's a name my husband had been familiar enough with to have retained. And as far as folks "of a certain age" go -- we're at least a decade ahead of you! ;-)

It seems to me that textbooks these days don't seem to have so many of the little historical footnotes that I remember from the texts I used back in the 1970's so I assumed that it'd only be the sort of thing someone of my age or therabouts would come across.

I can usually remember stuff like this no problemo but it seemed the more I tried, the further it got buried. My husband couldn't help.....and he's got the sort of brain that retains random trivia too. I asked martybl on the weight training board and he drew a blank too. I was beginning to think it was a figment of my imagination.

I've really got to do something about those boxes of out of date books, though.
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In case you were wondering why I was wondering, it was to do with my IDC classes.

I tend to categorise the type of class I teach under various headings and those that start with a low-moderate intensity with a skill set focus and progress to a higher intensity I call Turkey Training.....slow twitch to fast twitch muscles (dark meat to white) and got to thinking.....
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my IDC classes...

And that stands for????
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Indoor Cycling.

With so many different model bikes out, folk've tended to stop using the term Spinning as a generic description. I've been training with a couple of US cycling coaches and they always use the term IDC to destinguish what they do from the arobics on a bike stuff.

** When I say "training", I'm talking about honing techniques for coaching, mind, more than trying to make a late in life debut on the pro peloton
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