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Joseph Erlanger receiving an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Typed caption accompanying the photograph reads: "The University of Pennsylvania, today, (March 31), conferred honorary degrees upon two distinguished physiologists in connection with a series of scientific lectures which they will delivery at the University. Here is Dr. Thos. S. Gates, President of the University of Pennsylvania, presenting the degrees to Dr. Herbert Spencer Gasser, (left), Director of Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, and Dr. Joseph Erlanger, Professory of Physiology at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo."