The 1944 Nobel Prize to Erlanger and Gasser

@article{Perl1994The1N,
  title={The 1944 Nobel Prize to Erlanger and Gasser},
  author={Edward R. Perl},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={8}
}
  • E. Perl
  • Published 1 July 1994
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
Fifty years ago the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology was awarded to Joseph Erlanger and Herber Gasser for ‘their discoveries regarding the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres” This enigmatic official announcement does little credit to the underlying accomplishments and to their impact on neuroscience. In brief, Erlanger and Gasser initiated the era of study of neural function by recording electrical signals of nervous activity, an era that is still far from over. Viewed… Expand
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