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John Eccles, physiologist, 1949

John Eccles, physiologist, 1949

John Carew (Jack) Eccles was an Australian physiologist who worked at Otago Medical School from 1944 to 1950. Eccles was both a dedicated researcher and an advocate of the importance of research in medical training. He was particularly interested in neurophysiology. Eccles returned to Australia in 1950, and in 1963 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the central nervous system.

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Derek Dow, 'Medical research - Medical Research Council, 1937 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Derek Dow, published 22 Oct 2014