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Sherrington, Sir Charles Scott

London, UK

Eastbourne, UK

Degrees: M.B., University of Cambridge, 1885
Career: 1875 medical training at St. Thomas's Hospital in London; 1879 studies of medicine at Caius College, Cambridge under M. Foster and at St. Thomas's Hospital; 1885 BM; 1886 licentiate Royal College of Physicians; 1885-1887 graduate study and research in Europe under Friedrich, Rudolph Virchow and Robert Koch; 1887 Dr. med. from the University of Berlin; 1887 fellow at Gonville and Caius College and at the same time lecturer in systematic physiology at St. Thomas's; 1891-95 physician-superintendent of the Brown Institution, a London animal hospital; 1892 MD; 1895-1912 Holt professorship of physiology at Liverpool; 1913-1935 Wayneflete chair of physiology at Oxford; work in many scientific organizations and after his retirement from Oxford also lecturing and writing; president of the Royal Society of London (1920-25), Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire (1922), Order of Merit (1924), Nobel Prize (1932).
Selected works: Sherrington, Charles S. 1898. Decerebrate Rigidity, and Reflex Co-ordination of Movements. Journal of Physiology 22: 319-332 Sherrington, Charles S. 1899. On the Spinal Animal (The Marshall Hall Lecture). Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 82: 449-477 Sherrington, Charles S. 1904. The Correlation of Reflexes and the Principle of the Common Path. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 74: 1-14 Sherrington, Charles S. 1906. The integrative action of the nervous system. New York: C. Sribner's sons Sherrington, Charles S. 1913. Reflex Inhibition as a Factor in the Co-ordination of Movements and Postures. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology 6: 251-310
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