Medicine: Prizemen

Again last week the Stockholm Academy of Medicine awarded a Nobel Prize: jointly to Professor Sir Charles Scott Sherrington of Oxford and Professor Edgar Douglas Adrian of Cambridge, for their separate but complementary studies of nerves. Both are experimental physiologists. Professor Sherrington never practiced medicine. Professor Adrian practiced only during the War when lack of physicians forced him into a London hospital.

Whether Professor Sherrington or Russia's Professor Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1904 Nobel Laureate in Medicine) is the world's greatest physiologist is one of those useless points scholars like to discuss. Neurologists...

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