Edgar Douglas Adrian OM PRS
(1889-1977)

Died aged 87

Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian OM PRS (30 November 1889 – 4 August 1977) was an English electrophysiologist and recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology, won jointly with Sir Charles Sherrington for work on the function of neurons. He provided experimental evidence for the all-or-none law of nerves.

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In this building E. D. Adrian first recorded impulses from single nerve fibres, and A. L. Hodgkin & A. H. Huxley determined their mechanism and principles of conduction, transforming our understanding of how the nervous system processes information.

University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3DY, Cambridge, United Kingdom where they worked