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Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley, in front of the experimental apparatus measuring ionic current of nerve fibers. From the cover of the 1963 Nobel Prize Program.

Reproduced from Christof J. Schwiening (2012)

"Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley made major advances in nervous system science. Specifically, what they did was show how the nerve impulse was due to ions, positively charged ions flowing across the plasma membrane, and that propagated the impulse down the nerve cell. And this is all done with electrical instrumentation. and I thought this is an amazing discovery. And I remember thinking it's going to be some time until more things like that can be done with electrical approaches. I felt that one needed to try to understand the underlying biochemistry." - Paul Greengard, Oral History


Alan Hodgkin, Andrew Huxley, Paul Greengard, exhibit


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