Charles Scott Sherrington

English footballer, neurophysiologist and Nobel Prize recipient

Charles Scott Sherrington (27 November 1857 – 4 March 1952) was an English doctor.[1] He won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with Edgar Douglas Adrian, for discoveries about neurons.

Charles Scott Sherrington
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Charles Sherrington (right) at Cambridge.
Born27 November 1857
Died4 March 1952
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Alma materRoyal College of Surgeons
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1932)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford


  1. "Biography of Charles Sherrington". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-07-02.