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Herbert Spencer Gasser
Born July 5, 1888
Platteville, Wisconsin
Died May 11, 1963
Nationality United States
Fields Physiology
Alma mater University of Wisconsin, Madison,Johns Hopkins University
Known for Action potentials
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1944)

Herbert Spencer Gasser (July 5, 1888 – May 11, 1963) was an American physiologist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1944 for his work with action potentials in nerve fibers. He was born in Platteville, Wisconsin. He received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1915. He was professor of physiology at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.


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