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Sir John Eccles, Nobel Prize winning neurophysiologist from Australia, has been named professorial lecturer at the University of Chicago and at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.The Nobel Prize in Physiology was awarded to Dr. Eccles in 1963, along with Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Andrew Fielding Huxley for studies of the methods by which nerve impulses are transmitted.Dr. Eccles is a member of the American Medical Association's Institute for Biomedical Research in Chicago, and an honorary professor-at-large at Northwestern University.The 1966 John Jeffries Award winner is Charles A. Berry, MD, chief of medical programs for the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The award, for research in aeronautics and space flight, is named for a physician who made early scientific aerial observations. It is presented annually by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.James E. Birren
Miscellanea Medica. JAMA. 1966;198(13):46. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110260022009