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ID: FC/FC033
Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet
expand icon Biographical/Historical Note
George H. Bishop (1889-1973) received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1919 and joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in 1921. He held a variety of appointments, among them research associate and associate professor in the Department of Physiology (1921-1930), professor of applied physiology in the Department of Ophthalmology (1930-1932), professor of biophysics in the Neurophysiology Laboratory (1932-1947) and professor of neurophysiology in the Department of Neuropsychiatry (1947-1954). Dr. Bishop is remembered for his collaboration with Joseph Erlanger and Herbert S. Gasser in research on the properties of nerve fibers, for which the latter two received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Bishop is also well-known for his work in the development of electroencephalography as a diagnostic tool in the understanding of epilepsy.
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Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

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Related Materials:

Also in the Bernard Becker Medical Library are visual collections and an oral history interview with Dr. Bishop. The visual collections consist of photographs, drawings and certificates (VC034) and examples of laboratory apparatus used by Dr. Bishop (VC242), including a microscope. Other archival collections at the Becker Library that include correspondence with Dr. Bishop are the Records of the Office of the Dean, the E. V. Cowdry Papers, and the James L. O’Leary Papers.

Additionally, a separate collection containing materials relating to Dr. Bishop is the Karl Spencer Lashley Papers, which is housed at the University of Florida.

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], George H. Bishop Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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