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Reference numberEC/1972/16
Previous numbersCert XIX, 53
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TitleGray, John Archibald Browne: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed. Letter attached to certificate.
CitationGRAY, John Archibald Browne (London). B.30.3.1918. M.A., Sc.D., M.B., B.Chir. Sc.D., Secretary of the Medical Research Council; formerly Professor of Physiology in the University of London. Distinguished for his study of the initiation of sensory nerve impulses, in particular in mechanical receptor structures. He was one of the first to demonstrate the existence of local electric "transducer" potentials arising at sensory nerve endings during mechanical stimulation and has done important work to elucidate the mechanism and microscopic localization of their origin. This work has set an example in the analysis of sensory receptors and has served as an important stimulus to other investigations in this country and overseas. Gray is now discharging with distinction the duties of Secretary of the Medical Research Council.
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NA4832Gray; Sir; John Archibald Browne (1918 - 2011)1918 - 2011
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