An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 14, 2024

SHERRINGTON, Sir Charles Scott

7 entries
  • 1288

Notes on the arrangement of some motor fibres in the lumbo-sacral plexus.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 13, 621-772, 1892.

An analysis of the distribution of the ventral nerve roots. Sherrington showed the association of the lateral horn cells with the sympathetic outflow.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1288.1

Further experimental note on the correlation of antagonistic muscles.

Proc. roy. Soc. (Lond.), 53, 407-20, 1893.

The first of Sherrington’s papers investigating reciprocal innervation of muscles.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 649

Text-book of physiology. Edited by Edward Schäfer. 2 vols.

Edinburgh: Young J. Pentland, 18981900.

A collective work and a classic textbook of physiology, edited by Schäfer using the original version of his last name. He was a pupil of Sharpey, and when that great man died without any known descendants Schäfer gave the name to his son, in order to perpetuate it. When Schäfer's son was killed in the war of 1914-1918, Schäfer added it to his own, i.e. Sharpey-Schäfer.

"Of particular interest are the four classic chapters by Charles Sherrington, one on the spinal cord, another on the parts of the brain below the cerebral cortex, yet another on cutaneous sensation, and the fourth on the muscular sense. According to Liddell (1960, p. 135), they were 'unique in the literature of physiology on those topics at the time, for width and accuracy of vision, projected from the past into the future. Now today after more than half a century they are still highly regarded for guidance and refreshment.' Also of great interest are chapters by J.N. Langley on the sympathetic or autonomic nervous system, and by Schäfer himself on the nerve cell and on the cerebral cortex" (Larry W. Swanson).



Subjects: Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY
  • 1432

The integrative action of the nervous system.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1906.

Sherrington insisted that the essential function of the nervous system was the co-ordination of activities of the various parts of the organism. His work on the nervous system, especially his experimental studies of reflex action, had a profound influence upon modern physiology. During his period as Professor of Physiology at Oxford (1913-36) he created what was considered to be the best school of physiology in the world. Biography by Lord Cohen, Liverpool, 1958, and Ragnar Granit, London, 1966.

In 1932 Sherrington shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Adrian "for their discoveries regarding the functions of neurons."



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid, NOBEL PRIZES › Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Neurophysiology
  • 1300.1

On the proprio-ceptive system, especially in its reflex aspect.

Brain, 29, 467-82, 1906.

Sherrington investigated and explained the proprioceptive system.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 12592

The medical problems of flying. Including Reports Nos. I-VII of the Air Medical Investigation Committee. Privy Council Medical Research Council.

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1920.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine
  • 1443

Reflexes in response to stretch (myotatic reflexes).

Proc. roy. Soc. B, 96, 212-42; 97, 267-83, 1924, 1925.

This investigation of the stretch reflex was of value in elucidating muscle tone and posture.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid