|Born||July 5, 1888
Platteville, Wisconsin, USA
|Died||May 11, 1963
New York, New York, USA
|Institutions||Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins University
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1944)|
Gasser discovered the different conductivity rates of different groups of nerve fibres. The work led to advances in our knowledge of the mechanism of pain and of reflex action and has inspired a large school of neurophysiologists. The Nobel Foundation described their work as "for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres" which probably means 'different fibres do different things'.
References[change | edit source]
- "Biography of Herbert S. Gasser". The Nobel Foundation. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1944/gasser.html. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1944" (in English). The Nobel Foundation. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1944/index.html. Retrieved 2010-12-18.