1888 – Herbert Gasser Born

On this date Nobel Prize winner Herbert Spencer Gasser was born in Platteville, Wisconsin. Gasser attended the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated A.B. in 1910 and A.M. in 1911. He then went to the Johns Hopkins Medical School for his clinical studies, obtaining his M.D. in 1915. While at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Gasser researched blood coagulation. His major work focused on mechanisms of pain and of reflex action and inspired a large school of neurophysiologists. Gasser was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1944. Dr. Gasser died on May 11th, 1963. [Source: ]