The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1944
Co-Nobelist Joseph Erlanger
Physician, Electrophysiologist, Pharmacologist. Discovered differentiated functions of single nerve fibers. Two types of nerve fibers with different thicknesses; thicker fibers convey nerve impulses fast.
Two times for working on a problem - before anyone has thought of it and after everyone else has left it - result: innovator or finalist.
History of Discovery
Aspects of the History of Instrumentation in the
Neurosciences at Rockefeller University:
Nobelists Herbert Gasser and H. Keffer Hartline
By Darwin H. Stapleton, Ph.D.
Executive Director Emeritus, Rockefeller Archive Center, The Rockefeller University
Name: Herbert Spencer Gasser
Birth: 5 July 1888, Platteville, WI, USA
Death: 11 May 1963, New York, NY, USA
Institution: Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres"
Portion of cash: 1/2
History or Discovery
Lecturer, Collaborator, Co-Nobelist: Joseph Erlanger