Haldan Keffer Hartline

American neuroscientist

Haldan Keffer Hartline ForMemRS[1] (December 22, 1903 – March 17, 1983) was an American physiologist. He was a co-winner (with George Wald and Ragnar Granit) of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine[2][3][4] for his work in analyzing the neurophysiological mechanisms of vision.

Haldan Keffer Hartline
Haldan Keffer Hartline, circa 1958
Born(1903-12-22)December 22, 1903
DiedMarch 17, 1983(1983-03-17) (aged 79)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materLafayette College
Johns Hopkins University
Known forvision
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1967)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisorAugust Herman Pfund


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  3. Crescitelli, Frederick (April 1968). Vision Research. Elsevier Ltd. 8 (4): 333, I1, 334–337. doi:10.1016/0042-6989(68)90103-X. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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