Research Activities and Programs

Research as A Major Activity
  • R. W. Gerard


The number of physiologists engaged in research may be estimated on various bases. As indicated in Chapter V (Table V-2), over half of the total professional effort of physiologists is spent on research. As another basis, 43% of the employed respondents to the Survey questionnaire spent six-tenths or more of their time in some type of research (Table VII-1). A third basis is the proportion of those actively engaged in research who work in physiological or non-physiological fields (Table VII-3). Still another is that 87% of all physiologists (3980 respondents, or an estimated actual number of 5010) are actively engaged in research. Of these, approximately 73% are employed in academic institutions, 11% in industry, and 16% in government (Q, II, 117).


Functional Response Survey Respondent North Central Logical Research Comparative Physiology 
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© American Physiological Society 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Gerard
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  1. 1.Psychiatry and Physiology Member Mental Health Research InstituteUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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