Dear Sir or Madam, website uses cookies, which are intended to record visits. This website does not use cookies that contain your personal information.

Do you allow the usage of cookies on this webpage?
Born on this day
Sir James Alexander Mirrlees
Sir James Alexander Mirrlees is a Scottish economist and winner of a Nobel Memorial Prize.
27th week in year
5 July 2020

Important personalitiesBack

Herbert Spencer Gasser 5.7.1888

Wikipedia (02 Jul 2013, 10:25)

Herbert Spencer Gasser (July 5, 1888 – May 11, 1963) was an American physiologist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1944 for his work with action potentials in nerve fibers while on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, awarded jointly with Joseph Erlanger.

Glasser was born in Platteville, Wisconsin, the son of Jane Elisabeth (née Griswold) and Herman Gasser, a physician. His father was from Dornbirn in the Austrian province Vorarlberg, and his mother was of New England Yankee and German Russian ancestry. He received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1915. During World War I he was engaged in chemical warfare research at American University. He was professor of physiology at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

" Beautiful moments of our lives."