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.
Journal Articles, NCBI/Pubmed Possibly more than one person with same name.
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.
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"
Portion of cash: 1/2
History of Discovery
Lecturer, Collaborator, Co-Nobelist: Joseph Erlanger