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December 1935

SIR CHARLES SHERRINGTON

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(6):1299-1309. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250240168015
Abstract

The work of so great a physiologist as Sir Charles Sherrington may be described and appreciated, but it would be presumptuous for his contemporaries to attempt the final assessment of its value. In outlining his discoveries it becomes apparent at once that in general they form one structure from a well laid foundation to crowning conclusions. Like Hughlings Jackson he has penetrated always to the underlying principles of neurology, but unlike Jackson he has been able to prove each step of his work and to verify each hypothesis.

EARLY YEARS  Charles Scott Sherrington, son of James Sherrington, of Yarmouth, was born in London on Nov. 27, 1857. His father died early, so that Charles and his brothers were bound to their mother by a double bond of affection. She was married a second time, and the stepfather, Dr. Caleb Rose, son of Caleb Burrell Rose,1 is responsible for many

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