Instruments, Nerve Action, and the All-or-None Principle

  title={Instruments, Nerve Action, and the All-or-None Principle},
  author={Robert Gregg Frank},
  pages={208 - 235}
  • R. G. Frank
  • Published 1 January 1994
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Osiris
r 0 PHYSIOLOGISTS WORKING HALF A CENTURY AGO it must have seemed that there was scarcely a problem of their science more hopeful of solution than that of the physicochemical nature of the nervous impulse'" So began the thirty-three-year-old Cambridge physiologist Keith Lucas in June 1912, as he delivered the Croonian Lecture before the Royal Society of London. His subject, "The Process of Excitation in Nerve and Muscle," accorded well with the seventeenth-century founder's wish to promote the… 
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