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Authorised form of nameGaskell; Walter Holbrook (1847 - 1914)
SurnameGaskell
ForenamesWalter Holbrook
Dates1847 - 1914
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Naples, Italy (01 November 1847)
Death:
'The Uplands', Great Shelford, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (07 September 1914)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physiology, morphology
Education:
Highgate School (1855-1864); Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1869), MA; MD (Cantab)
Career:
Studied mathematics, but gave it up in favour of medicine; Lecturer in Physiology, Cambridge University; Examiner in Physiology for the National Science Tripos; worked in the Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge; studied the heart and the nervous system; died of cerebral haemorrhage
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/06/1882
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1889
Lectures:
Croonian 1882
Council:
VP 1910-1911
RelationshipsSon of John Dakin Gaskell, Barrister
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1914-1915 vol 88 pp xxvii-xxxvi signed by J N L
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27822324
Royal Society codeNA6221
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1882/11Gaskell, Walter Holbrook: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/16/108Letter from Charles S Sherrington, Ocford, to Henry Head23 September 1918
AP/70/10On Some Histological Features and Physiological Properties of the Postoesophageal Nerve Cord of the Crustacea1891
IM/Maull/001614Gaskell, Walter Holbrook1892
NLB/7/510Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to an unknown correspondent3 March 1893
NLB/4/611Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1890
NLB/2/995Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons23 January 1889
NLB/4/582Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society15 July 1890
NLB/4/1145Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1891
NLB/3/873Copy letter from Michael Foster, to General Sir Henry Ponsonby1 November 1889
NLB/6/853Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster23 July 1892
NLB/7/511Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Hobrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society3 March 1893
NLB/7/1025Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 June 1893
NLB/8/1071Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society20 February 1894
NLB/10/841Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1895
NLB/12/121Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1895
NLB/13/451Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society14 September 1896
NLB/6/898Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]15 August 1892
RR/16/305Copy of a referee report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the cerebrum in the human foetus' by Dr Wynfrid Lawrence Henry DuckworkMarch 1906
NLB/18/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr W H Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of Board G of the Government Grant Committee24 February 1899
NLB/30/184Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1905
NLB/32/604Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sidney Martin, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee12 April 1906
RR/12/304Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the development of the branches of the fifth cranial nerve in Man' by A Francis Dixon[1895]
NLB/34/652Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to William Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society22 February 1907
NLB/39/245Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [Walter] H [Holbrook] Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1908
NLB/41/184Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society28 October 1909
NLB/40/309Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [Walter] H [Holbrook] Gaskell FRS 24 May 1909
NLB/46/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Walter Holbrook] Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society1 August 1912
RR/10/108Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on an untraced paper by Westnd [1887]
RR/9/37Letter from Thomas Lauder Brunton, on a paper 'On the rhythm of the heart of the frog, and on the nature of the action of the vagus nerve' by Walter Holbrook Gaskell to the Secretary of the Royal Society27 March 1882
RR/9/36Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the rhythm of the heart of the frog, and on the nature of the action of the vagus nerve' by Walter Holbrook Gaskell25 January 1882
RR/9/35Referee's report by Thomas Lauder Brunton, on a paper 'On the rhythm of the heart of the frog, and on the nature of the action of the vagus nerve' by Walter Holbrook Gaskell1882
RR/10/41Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The electromotive properties of the electrical organ of Torpedo marmorata' by Francis Gotchnd [1887]
RR/10/281Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the secretion of saliva, chiefly on the secretion of salts in it' by John Newport Langley and H M Fletchernd [1888]
RR/9/367Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the anatomy, histology, and physiology of the intra-ocular muscles of mammals' by Walter H Jessop1886
RR/10/368Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Development of the sympathetic nervous system mammals' by A M Paterson6 May 1890
RR/9/414Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the action of the excised mammalian heart' by Augustus Waller and Edward Waymouth Reid1886
RR/10/379Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'An experimental investigation of the central motor innervation of the larynx' by Felix Semon and Victor Alexander Haden Horsleynd [1890]
RR/11/60Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the physiology of asphyxia, and on the anæsthetic action of pure nitrogen' by George Johnson1891
RR/12/26Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The process of secretion in the skin of the common eel' by Edward Waymouth Reidnd [1893]
RR/12/155Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the effects produced on the circulation and respiration by gun-shot injuries of the cerebral hemispheres' by S P Kramer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsleynd [1894]
RR/12/342Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the analysis of voluntary muscular movements by certain new instruments' by William R Jack[1895]
RR/12/317Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Acokanthera schimperi: its natural history, chemistry, and pharmacology' by Thomas Richard Fraser and Joseph Tillie[1895]
RR/13/31Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the granular leucocytes' by G. Lovell Gulland 1896
RR/12/359Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Experimental degenerations following unilateral lesions of the cortex cerebri in the bonnet monkey (Macacus Sinicus)' by E Lindon Mellus[1895]
RR/10/28Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Note on the functions of the sinuses of Valsalva and auricular appendices, with some remarks on the mechanism of the heart and pulse' by M Colliernd [1887]
RR/9/325Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The electrical phenomena accompanying the process of secretion in the salivary glands of the dog and cat' by William Maddock Bayliss and John Rose Bradford1886
RR/11/122Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Contributions to the anatomy of fishes. II. The air-bladder and Weberian ossicles in the siluroid fishes' by Thomas William Bridge and Alfred Cort Haddon22 July 1892
NLB/66/244Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [John Foster] Gaskell, the Uplands, Great Shelford, Near Cambridge26 March 1924
NLB/66/409Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [John Foster] Gaskell, Uplands, Great Shelford, Cambridge3 May 1924
NLB/5/491Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Petersfield House, Cambridge29 June 1891
NLB/3/908Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society 9 November 1889
NLB/3/879Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Leonard Wyld, 54 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood1 November 1889
NLB/7/522Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society6 March 1893
NLB/10/987Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society18 March 1895
NLB/12/173Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society23 December 1895
RR/10/175Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'Further observations on the electromotive properties of the electrical organ of Torpedo marmorata' by Francis Gotch[1888]
RR/21/105Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The excitatory process in the dog’s heart. Part I. —The auricles' by Thomas Lewis, John Meakins and Paul D White[August 1914]
RR/10/383Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the changes produced in the circulation and respiration by increase of the intra-cranial pressure or tension' by Walter Spencer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsleynd [1890]
RR/12/24Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The electromotive properties of the skin of the common eel' by Edward Waymouth Reidnd [1893]
RR/11/96Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the changes evoked in the circulation and respiration by electrical excitation of the floor of the 4th ventricle' by W G Spencer1891
RR/11/130Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The physiological action of the nitrites of the paraffin series, considered connection with their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash and Wyndham Rowland Dunstan1892
RR/11/204Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'An experimental investigation of the nerve roots which enter into the formation of the brachial plexus of the dog' by J S Risien Russell1892
RR/10/193Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The early development of the pericardium, diaphragm, and great veins' by C B Lockwood[1888]
RR/11/29Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'The physiological action of the nitrites of the paraffin series, considered connection with their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash1891
RR/10/231Referee's report by Walter Holbrook Gaskell, on a paper 'On the electromotive changes connected with the beat of the mammalian heart, and of the human heart in particular' by Augustus Desire Wallernd [1888]
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