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Joseph Erlanger (5 January, 1874- 5 December, 1965) was an American physiologist.[1] He won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Herbert Spencer Gasser, for discovering that different nerve fibres have different functions.[2]

Joseph Erlanger
Joseph Erlanger nobel.jpg
Born(1874-01-05)January 5, 1874
DiedDecember 5, 1965(1965-12-05) (aged 91)
Alma materJohns Hopkins School of Medicine
AwardsNobel Prize in Medicine (1944)
Erlanger's house in St. Louis

He was of Jewish descent.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Biography of Joseph Erlanger". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1944". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  3. Nobelprize.org