Sunday, November 27, 2005

Miss Sherrington

Sir Charles Sherrington, physiologist and co-winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with Edgar Adrian) for his description of the human nervous system as an integrated, functioning unit, was born on this day in 1857 in Islington, London, England.

Sherrington received 134 nominations for the Nobel Prize, beginning in 1902. Better late than never. He also published a book of verse, The Assaying of Brabantius (1925), which caused one reviewer to hope that "Miss Sherrington" would publish more poetry in the future.



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