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Herbert S. Gasser

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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Dr Joseph Erlanger, Dr Herbert S. Gasser and others receive the Noble prize at a ceremony...HD Stock Footage. 1:23.
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Nobel Prize Awards made in New York. First Nobel presentation ever held outside of Stockholm.
Due to the World War it was not considered safe for American Nobelists to travel to Stockholm, Sweden to receive the Nobel Prize.

Gasser
Drawing by Newton Llorente

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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Lecturer, Collaborator, Co-Nobelist: Joseph Erlanger
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