The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1944
Nobel co-recipient Herbert S. Gasser
Physician, Physiologist. Single nerve fibers highly differentiated functions. Cathode-ray oscillograph study of nerve action potentials. Circulatory system electrophysiology. Recording sphygmomanometer. Auriculo-ventricular bundle functions. Pulse pressure influence on kidney secretion, orthostatic albuminuria. Sound production in arteries. Metabolism with shortened intestines. Traumatic shock.
Career "fraught with series of fortunate circumstances, fortunate decisions."
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Name: Joseph Erlanger
Birth: 5 January 1874, San Francisco, CA, USA
Death: 5 December 1965, St. Louis, MO, USA
Institution: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Award: "for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres"
Portion of cash: 1/2
Patents: Joseph Erlanger has not patented his discoveries
Honoring Joseph Erlanger
Nobel Prize Ceremony