Journal of the History of Biology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 387–393 | Cite as

The J. H. B. Archive report the Alexander Forbes papers

  • Robert G. FrankJr.
  • Judith H. Goetzl


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  1. 1.
    The most extensive biographical account of Forbes is by Wallace O.Fenn, “Alexander Forbes, May 14, 1882–March 27, 1965,” Biog. Mem. Nat. Acad. Sci., 40 (1969), 113–141, which contains a serviceable although not complete bibliography.Google Scholar
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    For a scientific appreciation of Forbes's work, see J. C.Eccles, “Alexander Forbes and His Achievement in Electrophysiology,” Perspect. Biol. Med., 13 (1969–70), 388–404.Google Scholar
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    AlexanderForbes and AlanGregg, “Electrical Studies in Mammalian Reflexes. I. The Flexion Reflex,” Amer. J. Physiol., 37 (1915), 118–176; and “Electrical Studies in Mammalian Reflexes. II. The Correlation between Strength of Stimuli and the Direct and Reflex Nerve Response,” ibid., 39 (1915), 172–235.Google Scholar
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    AlexanderForbes and CatharineThacher, “Amplification of Action Currents with the Electron Tube in Recording with the String Galvanometer,” Amer. J. Physiol., 52 (1920), 409–471.Google Scholar
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    AlexanderForbes, “The Interpretation of Spinal Reflexes in Terms of Present Knowledge of Nerve Conduction,” Physiol. Rev., 2 (1922), 361–414.Google Scholar
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    AlexanderForbes, ClarenceJ. Campbell, and HoratioB. Williams, “Electrical Records of Afferent Nerve Impulses from Muscular Receptors,” Amer. J. Physiol., 69 (1924), 283–303.Google Scholar
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    AlexanderForbes, HallowellDavis, DavidBrunswick, and AnneMcHenry Hopkins, “Conduction without Progressive Decrement in Nerve under Alcohol Narcosis,” Amer. J. Physiol., 72 (1925), 177–178; and “Studies of the Nerve Impulse. II. The Question of Decrement,” ibid., 76 (1926), 448–471.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. FrankJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Judith H. Goetzl
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Countway LibraryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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