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Scharrer, Berta | An Evolutionary Interpretation of the Phenomenon of Neurosecretion

  • First and only edition of this uncommon talk by one of the giants of neuroscience.

    “There are very few scientists whose discoveries have marked the advent of a new discipline. Berta Scharrer was one of these pioneers. Her scientific career was crowned with great success. The concept of neurosecretion (the storage, synthesis and release of hormones from neurons) developed by Ernst and Berta Scharrer between 1928 and 1937 formed the foundation for contemporary neuroendocrinology... Today we know that secretory nerve cells are widely distributed over the whole nervous system” and “serve to maintain the organism and preserve the species” (Ogilvie, Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science, p. 1158).

  • ...Forty-Seventh James Arthur Lecture on the Evolution of the Human Brain. New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1977.

    17-page pamphlet. Original cream wrappers printed in black, wire-stitched. Wrappers very lightly toned around the edges. An excellent copy.