The Concept of Neurosecretion and Its Place in Neurobiology

  • Berta Scharrer


The leitmotiv of this retrospective survey of a path of discovery is the phenomenon of neurosecretion. The gradual evolution of our current views on its place in neuroendocrinology and in the neurosciences will be discussed not in terms of one research career but of two, a husband-and-wife team that ended, after thirty years, with the death of Ernst Scharrer in 1965. As happens so often, the foundations for this investigative work were laid during student days, and its course was shaped by many events unforeseen at the time.


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