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Authorised form of nameEccles; Sir; John Carew (1903 - 1997)
SurnameEccles
ForenamesJohn Carew
Dates1903 - 1997
NationalityAustralian
Dates and placesBirth:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (27 January 1903)
Death:
02 May 1997
ActivityResearch Field:
Physiology
Education:
MA, DPhil (Oxon)
Career:
Won Rhodes Scholarship for Victoria (1925); Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford (1927-1934); Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford (1934-1937); Demonstrator in Physiology, Oxford University; Director, Kanematsu Memorial Institute of Pathology, Sydney, Australia; Professor of Physiology, Otago, New Zealand (1943); Professor, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra, Australia (1951); named "Australian of the Year" (1963); Institute of Biomedical Science, Chicago (1966); Distinguished Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo (1968)
Honours:
Kt 1958
Memberships:
FRSNZ (1950); Australian Academy of Sciences (President 1957)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
20/03/1941
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1962; Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1963
Lectures:
Ferrier 1959
RelationshipsMarried: 1) Irene Miller (dissolved 1968); 2) Helena Taborikova
SourcesSources:
AE
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2001 vol 47 pp 159-188, plate, by David R Curtis FRS and Per Andersen
References:
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
Sir John Eccles, 'From Electrical to Chemical Transmission in the Central Nervous System' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 219-230
Royal Society codeNA8362
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
GLB/46/2/8John C Eccles, Department of Physiology, Australian National University to Brown7 May 1962
MS/749Some experimental papers of Sir John Carew Eccles1960s
GLB/65/28Sir John EcclesDecember 1952 - February 1969
EC/1941/07Eccles, Sir John Carew: certificate of election to the Royal Society
GLB/46/2/6John C Eccles, Department of Physiology, Australian National University to Brown19 April 1962
GLB/46/2/9John C Eccles, Department of Physiology, Australian National University to Brown11 June 1962
GLB/19/1/94John C Eccles, Professor of Physiology. Australian National University, Canberra17 February 1960
GLB/46/2/2John C Eccles, Department of Physiology, Australian National University to Brown20 March 1962
OL/20/4Letter from John C Eccles, Professor of Physiology, Australian National University of Canberra, to Otto Loewi19 April 1961
IM/001236Eccles, Sir John Carew1941
HD/25/23Photograph of guests at dinner in honour of 90th birthday of Henry Dale11 June 1965
RR/49/111Second referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. II—Disturbance of rhythm produced by late premature beats' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[April 1934]
RR/49/110Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. II—Disturbance of rhythm produced by late premature beats' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[December 1933]
RR/49/109Referee's report by Thomas Lewis, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. II—Disturbance of rhythm produced by late premature beats' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[September 1933]
RR/49/112Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. III—Disturbances of rhythm produced by early premature beats' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[December 1933]
RR/53/50Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'An investigation of the visco-elastic properties of rubber' by John Carew Eccles and J H C Thompson[August 1934]
IM/001235Eccles, Sir John Carew1957
RR/47/26Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, on a paper 'The rhythmic discharge of motoneurones' by John Carew Eccles and H E HoffFebruary 1932
RR/49/107Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. I—Location, action potential, and electrical excitability of the pacemaker' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[December 1933]
RR/49/113Second referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. III—Disturbances of rhythm produced by early premature beats' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[April 1934]
RR/49/106Referee's report by Thomas Lewis, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. I—Location, action potential, and electrical excitability of the pacemaker' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[September 1933]
RR/49/108Second referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The rhythm of the heart beat. I—Location, action potential, and electrical excitability of the pacemaker' by John Carew Eccles and H E Hoff[April 1934]
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