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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

(1857-1952), Physiologist

Sitter in 12 portraits
Sherrington shared the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, and his work has influenced the development of brain surgery and the treatment of nervous disorders. His five decades of experimentation laid the foundations for an understanding of nervous function in mammals. In his main work, The Integrative Action of the Nervous System (1906), he identified several main groups of sense organs. Having studied physiology at Cambridge, Sherrington taught at St Thomas's medical school at King's College London and the University of Liverpool before becoming Waynflete Professor in Physiology at Oxford University in 1913. He served as President of the Royal Society from 1920-5.

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, by Reginald Grenville Eves - NPG 3828

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, circa 1927
NPG 3828

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x185263

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1933
NPG x185264

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, August 1943
NPG x169157

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, August 1943
NPG x169158

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, August 1943
NPG x169159

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, August 1943
NPG x169160

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, August 1943
NPG x185275

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative
NPG x81929

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