Aspects of the history of instrumentation in the neurosciences at Rockefeller University: Nobelists Herbert Gasser and H. Keffer Hartline

The Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA
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In the context of the critical role of instrumentation over a century of biomedical research at Rockefeller University, Dr. Stapleton will examine the instrumentation behind the Nobel Prize-winning research of Herbert Gasser and H. Keffer Hartline. He will review the specific instrumentation utilized, and how it framed experimental procedures and results. He will conclude by considering why instrumentation has received relatively short shrift in Gasser's and Hartline's scientific publications as well as in many historical accounts.

Invited Lecture.  Instrumentation and Laboratory Sciences
Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 9:00 - 10:00 am

12th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences   (ISHN)
Los Angeles, California, USA, 19-23 June 2007