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Herbert S. Gasser M.D.

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.

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Journal Articles, NCBI/Pubmed Possibly more than one person with same name.

Title:
Herbert S. Gasser Papers, 1914-1964
Author:
Herbert S. Gasser, Joseph Erlanger, Washington University (St. Louis Mo.) School of Medicine
Publisher:
1914-1964
Edition/Format:
Archival material: English

Summary: Collection of Gasser's selected reprints, 1914-1927. Many of the scientific articles concern Gasser's work with Joseph Erlanger using a cathode-ray oscillograph to amplify and record electrical conduction, or action potentials, of nerves. Others are concerned with muscular contraction and the study and treatment of shock The collection also includes a bound copy of "Experimental Neurology," (Supplement 1, 1964) which contains Gasser's autobiographical memoir.

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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"
Subject: neurophysiology
Portion of cash: 1/2
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