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Gasser, Herbert S. (Herbert Spencer)
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Herbert S. Gasser Papers

  • FC062
  • Collection
  • 1914-1964

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.

Gasser, Herbert S. (Herbert Spencer)

Carlton C. Hunt Papers

  • FC073
  • Collection
  • 1947-1992

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.

Hunt, Carlton C.

Joseph Erlanger Oral History

  • OH045
  • Collection
  • January 1964

Interviewed by Estelle Brodman and  Margaret Erlanger in 1964. Approximate Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Erlanger, Joseph

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."