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Charles Scott Sherrington

1952 - 1952

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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (27 November 1857 – 4 March 1952) was an eminent English neurophysiologist. His experimental research established many aspects of contemporary neuroscience, including the concept of the spinal reflex as a system involving connected neurons (the "neuron doctrine"), and the ways in which signal transmission between neurons can be potentiated or depotentiated. Sherrington himself coined the word "synapse" to define the connection between two neurons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Scott Sherrington has received more than 280,399 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Charles Scott Sherrington is the 145th most popular biologist (up from 166th in 2019), the 944th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,099th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Scott Sherrington ranks 145 out of 841Before him are Charles Bonnet, Gerald Edelman, Wilhelm Johannsen, Daniel Nathans, Robert Whittaker, and Desmond Morris. After him are Susumu Tonegawa, Theodor Escherich, John James Audubon, Mario Capecchi, Mikhail Tsvet, and J. Michael Bishop.

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Among people born in 1952, Charles Scott Sherrington ranks 55Before him are Lee Hsien Loong, Desireless, Allan Simonsen, Uli Hoeneß, Paul Stanley, and Fuad II of Egypt. After him are Gus Van Sant, George Papandreou, Didier Pironi, Stephen Lang, Ari Vatanen, and Reinhard Genzel. Among people deceased in 1952, Charles Scott Sherrington ranks 31Before him are Hattie McDaniel, George Santayana, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Sveinn Björnsson, and Rudolf Slánský. After him are Alfred Einstein, Charles Lightoller, Bedřich Hrozný, Emilie Louise Flöge, Clark L. Hull, and Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Scott Sherrington ranks 944 out of 7,765Before him are Brian Cox (1946), John Tenniel (1820), Orlando Bloom (1977), Arthur Hailey (1920), Desmond Morris (1928), and Susan Boyle (1961). After him are Simon Cowell (1959), Thomas De Quincey (1785), Anne Hyde (1637), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), John Berger (1926), and John Hawkwood (1320).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Charles Scott Sherrington ranks 23Before him are John Ray (1627), Archibald Hill (1886), Oliver Smithies (1925), William Bateson (1861), Martin Evans (1941), and Desmond Morris (1928). After him are Anna Atkins (1799), Michael Houghton (1949), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Joseph Banks (1743), Charles Bell (1774), and Henry Walter Bates (1825).