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.
The papers include reprints of short publications by Carleton C. Hunt, 1947-1982. Also included is the typescript of a biographical memoir, "Herbert Spencer Gasser, July 5, 1888-May 11, 1963," by Carlton C. Hunt and Merrill Chase, the National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir series.
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."