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January 1966

Studies in Physiology.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(1):116. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470070120023

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Sir John Eccles' contributions to neurophysiology are too well known to require comment here. Perhaps there is less familiarity with some of the several scores of scientists who have collaborated with Sir John during his 35 years of productive research at Oxford, Sydney, Dunedin, and Canberra. If this is the case the reader will welcome a survey of the current activities of the post-war Eccles' Alumni Group, as well as research activities of earlier associates, all distinguished scientists in their own right. This collection of papers was compiled to commemorate the awards to Eccles of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine which was shared by A.L. Hodgkin and A.F. Huxley. However, it symbolizes much more. For even a brief survey of the topics discussed by his former associates is sufficient to indicate the considerable influence which Eccles has exerted on many aspects of current thinking in neurophysiology. The reader of

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