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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.

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

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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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Lecturer, Collaborator, Co-Nobelist: Joseph Erlanger
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