Ten fun facts about Charles Sherrington

Fact 1
Charles Sherrington was born in England in the year 1857 and served in the position of the Royal Society’s President, handling other prestigious positions through the years.

Fact 2
Along with Edgar Adrian, Sir Charles received the award for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Fact 3
The Sherrington’s Law is in his respect, named so after Sir Charles on his prolific work in the field of reflexes, devaluing established norms regarding the same.

Fact 4
Sherrington became a part of Oxford University as the Waynflete Chair of Psychology in 1913 and taught numerous students who would go on to do be greats themselves.

Fact 5
His classes almost stopped when the First World War broke out and he studied fatigue during that time to gain an insight into it.

Fact 6
Charles Sherrington was also a proponent for women rights and urged them their acceptance at the Oxford medical school in 1916.

Fact 7
He continued to stay in touch with his students after he retired from Oxford and moved to Ipswich.

Fact 8
Sherrington had one son from her marriage with Ethel Mary Wright in the year 1891 and they lived a happy married life, hosting many gatherings.

Fact 9
Sherrington started valuing rare books when she visited Italy in the year 1886 and this passion continued all his life.

Fact 10
He enjoyed the post of the Ipswitch Museum President until his death at the age of 94.

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Was an English histologist, pathologist, neurophysiologist and bacteriologist.