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.