Awards & Winners

Charles Scott Sherrington

Date of Birth 27-November-1857
Place of Birth Islington
(London, United Kingdom, England)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, Sir Charles Sherrington
Profession Pathologist, Neurophysiologist, Bacteriologist
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, OM, GBE, PRS was an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early 1920s. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, in 1932 for their work on the functions of neurons. Prior to the work of Sherrington and Adrian, it was widely accepted that reflexes occurred as isolated activity within a reflex arc. Sherrington received the prize for showing that reflexes require integrated activation and demonstrated reciprocal innervation of muscles.

Awards by Charles Scott Sherrington

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries regarding the functions of neurons.)


Copley Medal
(For his distinguished work on neurology.)