Erlanger, Joseph, 1874-1965

Dates:
Birth 1874-01-05
Death 1965-12-05
Americans

Biographical notes:

Physiologist. Professor of Physiology at Washington University, School of Medicine, 1910-1946. Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine and Physiology with Herbert S Gasser in 1944. See also Robert G. Frank, Jr., Journal of the History of Biology 12 (1979):193-201.

From the description of Joseph Erlanger papers, 1890-1964. 1890-1964. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 10603002

Joseph Erlanger (1874-1965) received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1899. From 1900 to 1906, he was an assistant in physiology at Johns Hopkins. Erlanger became professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1906. In 1910, he accepted an appointment as professor and head of physiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He retained this position until his retirement in 1946, continuing in research at the university for several years afterward. In 1944, Erlanger and Herbert S. Gasser were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

From the description of Oral history interview with Joseph Erlanger, 1964. 1964. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 61397416

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Subjects:

  • Schools, Medical--history
  • Nobel prizes
  • Physiology--History

Occupations:

  • Physiologists
  • Physicians

Places:

  • San Francisco, CA, US
  • St. Louis, MO, US