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Galvani’s SparkThe Story of the Nerve Impulse$
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Alan McComas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.001.0001

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The Squid Giant Axon

The Squid Giant Axon

(p.147) 10 The Squid Giant Axon
Galvani’s Spark

Alan J. McComas

Oxford University Press

Gasser takes up the Directorship of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and appoints the Spaniard, Lorente de Nó, as one of his staff. Lorente, who trained in histology under Cajal, begins a long and painstaking physiological investigation of frog sciatic nerve. At the same time, at Columbia University, Kenneth Cole and Howard Curtis examine impedance changes in the membrane of the squid giant axon, a preparation recently discovered by J. Z. Young. Working in the summer at Woods Hole, Cole and Curtis are able to demonstrate that the impulse is associated with a dramatic fall in the electric impedance of the squid axon membrane.

Keywords:   Herbert Gasser, Rockefeller Institute, Lorente de Nó, Kenneth Cole, Howard Curtis, squid giant axon, membrane impedance, J. Z. Young

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