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The Neuromuscular Junction

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/9780199751754.003.0011
The Neuromuscular Junction

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Eccles, having returned to Australia from Oxford, is appointed Director of a pathology institute in Sydney, and sets up neurophysiology laboratories there. To assist him, he first recruits Stephen Kuffler and then Bernard Katz, both of them refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe. The three collaborate in examining transmission between nerve and muscle, concluding that the nerve effects are entirely due to acetylcholine, as Dale had proposed.

Keywords: John Eccles; Bernard Katz; Stephen Kuffler; Sydney; neuromuscular transmission

Chapter.  4950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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