Awards & Winners

Joseph Erlanger

Date of Birth 05-January-1874
Place of Birth San Francisco
(California, United States of America, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Peninsula, Area code 415)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Scientist
Joseph Erlanger was an American physiologist who is best known for his contributions to the field of neuroscience. Together with Herbert Spencer Gasser, he identified several varieties of nerve fiber and established the relationship between action potential velocity and fiber diameter. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1944 for these achievements.

Awards by Joseph Erlanger

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries relating to the highly differentiated functions of single nerve fibres)