Eccles, John Carew

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Eccles, John Carew

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  • Sir John Eccles
  • Professor John Eccles MBBS (Melb) BA MA PhD (Oxford)

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1903 - 1997


Professor John Carew Eccles was born on 27 January 1903 in Melbourne, Victoria. He was awarded MBBS, University of Melbourne 1925; BA, Oxford University 1927; MA, DPhil, Oxford University 1929; and was Scholar at Oxford University 1932-1937 and in Electrophysiology, University of Sydney 1937-1944. Eccles was Professor in Physiology, University of Otago 1944-1951 before joining the Australian National University as founding Professor in the Department of Physiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research 1951-1966. In 1963 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine (with Alan L Hodgkin and Andrew F Huxley). After his role as Professor and Head of Physiology at ANU, Professor Eccles took up an appointment as Professor in Neurophysiology at the Institute of Biomedical Research 1966-1968 and as Professor in Neurobiology, State University of New York 1968-1997. Eccles died on 2 May 1997 in Contra, Switzerland.


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academic; nobel laureate; physiologist; researcher

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Entered by Maggie Shapley on 22 Feb 2010; revised on 14 May 2012




Eccles, John Carew - Bright Sparcs Biographical entry - (accessed 22 February 2010)
'Biography - Sir John Carew Eccles', in Nobel e-Museum, 1996, (accessed 22 February 2010)
AAS-Biographical memoirs-Eccles - (accessed 22 February 2010)

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