Sir John Carew Eccles, A.C. 27 January 1903 – 2 May 1997

@article{Curtis2001SirJC,
  title={Sir John Carew Eccles, A.C. 27 January 1903 – 2 May 1997},
  author={D. Curtis and P. Andersen},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2001},
  pages={159 - 187}
}
  • D. Curtis, P. Andersen
  • Published 2001
  • History, Biology, Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Sir John Eccles, internationally recognized for his remarkable and outstanding impact on the neurosciences for more than six decades, died on 2 May 1997 at the age of 94. He performed his research in Oxford, Sydney, Dunedin, Canberra, Chicago and Buffalo from 1927 until 1975 (73)*. His numerous scientific papers and books, arising from pioneering experimental studies of synaptic mechanisms and the organization of neurons in the mammalian central nervous system, continue to have a major… Expand
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This year masks the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize tor physiology or medicine awarded to Charles Scott Sherringtou and Edgar Douglas Adrian "for their discoveries regarding the function ofExpand
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This book represents the proceedings of a study week at the Pontifical Academy of Science in Rome, from Sept 28 to Oct 4, 1964, which included representatives of the various neurological sciences, and of editing the volume of proceedings. Expand
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Since this year we are celebrating the centenary of Sherrington’s birth, it is fitting that we should try to understand and appreciate the significance of his life. Doubtless we still live too closeExpand
From electrical to chemical transmission in the central nervous system: The closing address of the Sir Henry Dale Centennial Symposium Cambridge, 19 September 1975
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I feel greatly honoured by the invitation to give the Ferrier Lecture. I attended the first Ferrier Lecture, given by Sherrington in 1929, and I learned from Sherrington to value and admire theExpand
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There has been a remarkable uniformity of the essential features of synaptic actions for a wide variety of junctional regions in invertebrates as well as vertebrates, and general principles of synaptic action are being established. Expand
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It is generally recognized that the cerebellum provides the greatest challenge in initial efforts to discern functional meaning in neuronal patterns, because there is such a beautiful geometrical arrangement of its unique neuronal constituents. Expand
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