Walter Rudolf Hess Autograph

SKU: 8010585

Sale priceSFr.350,00


Typed scientific text with extensive handwritten additions, 1 1/5 pages (both sides), 8,25 x 11,75 inch, title in English & text in German, with the title "The functional organisation of the autonomic nervous system", written in pencil - with numerous corrections, with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.

In parts:
"In den vorherigen Abschnitten wurde über experimentielle Befunde berichtet, wie sie eine systemmatische Abtastung des Zwischenhirnes und angrenzende Hirnbezirke zur Kenntnis gebracht hat. Im folgenden treten wir nun an die Aufgabe heran, die über das autonome Nervensystem vorliegenden Erfahrungen im Hinblick ihrer natürlichen Zusammenhänge zur Darstellung zu bringen. [...]"

"In the previous sections, experimental findings were reported, as revealed by a systematic scanning of the diencephalon and adjacent brain areas. In the following we now approach the task of presenting the experiences available about the autonomic nervous system with regard to their natural connections. [...]"

Accompanied by a signed card, 5,75 x 3,25 inch, signed in blue ballpoint ink "Mit freundlichen Grüssen - W. R. Hess", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Walter Rudolf Hess in a close-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), in very fine condition.

Further Information on the person

(1881-1973) Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949

Year of Birth: 1881

Biography (AI generated)

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who was born on March 17, 1881, in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. He is best known for his groundbreaking research on the function of the brain and the autonomic nervous system.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Zurich in 1906, Hess began his research career at various institutions in Switzerland and Germany. He later moved to the University of Zurich where he conducted much of his groundbreaking research on the autonomic nervous system.

One of Hess's most famous experiments involved stimulating different areas of the brain in cats and observing the various physiological responses. This led to his discovery of the role of the hypothalamus in regulating emotions and basic physiological functions.

For his work on the autonomic nervous system, Walter Rudolf Hess was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949, along with Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz.

Throughout his career, Hess continued to make significant contributions to the field of physiology and neuroscience. He passed away on August 12, 1973, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the scientific community.

Walter Rudolf Hess will always be remembered for his pioneering research in neuroscience and his profound impact on our understanding of the brain and the autonomic nervous system.

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