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Haldan K. Hartline Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1967
Nobel co-recipients Ragnar Granit, George Wald

Physician, Biophysicist. Physiological and chemical visual processes in eye.

"Vision itself is a dynamic process. There is little in the world that stands still, at least not as imaged in our retinas, for our eyes are always moving. The visual system is almost exclusively organized to detect change and motion."

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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

Sketch: Newton Llorente

Name: Haldan Keffer Hartline
Birth: 22 December 1903, Bloomsburg, PA, USA
Death: 17 March 1983, Fallston, MD, USA
Institution: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye"
Subject:Ocular physiology
Portion of cash: 1/3
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