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Catching Up

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751754
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897094 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0003
Catching Up

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In contrast to the situation in Europe, particularly in Germany, physiology is lagging behind in Britain, where the only full-time physiologist is William Sharpey at University College London. The impoverished situation is noticed by T. H. Huxley who helps to get Michael Foster appointed as the first physiologist at Cambridge. Foster begins to build up a Physiological Laboratory, two of his first recruits being Walter Gaskell and John Newport Langley.

Keywords: German physiology; T. H. Huxley; William Sharpey; Michael Foster; Cambridge

Chapter.  2817 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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