Neurophysiology – Robert Rice Young – Australia 1956

I went to the ANU in Canberra to spend a year getting an introduction to Neurophysiology from Professor J.C. Eccles who went on to become Sir John Eccles, Nobel Laureate. He was using microelectrodes to study the fine details of the behavior of single nerve cells in the spinal cord of cats. I returned to Harvard University to spend the rest of my academic life in Neurology and Neurophysiology, using microelectrodes to record from human muscles, peripheral nerves, and eventually from cells deep within  the brains of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and similar disorders to permit effective treatment of their symptoms. I also became very fond of Australia.

Robert Rice Young – Fulbright to Australia 1956

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