Adrian, Edgar Douglas


1889–1977 English physiologist and one of the founders of modern neurophysiology.

Keywords: neurophysiology; sense organs; electroencephalography; nervous impulse

Further Reading

Lucas K, revised by Adrian ED (1917) The Conduction of the Nervous Impulse. London: Longmans, Green.

Adrian ED (1928) The Basis of Sensation: The Actions of the Sense Organs. London: Christophers.

Adrian ED (1932) The Mechanism of Nervous Action: Electrical Studies of the Neurone. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Adrian ED (1954) Memorable experiences in research. Diabetes 3: 17–20.

Brodman E (1990) Lord Edgar Douglas Adrian. In: Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology: A Biographical Dictionary, pp. 1–4. New York: Garland.

Hodgkin AL (1979) Adrian, Edgar Douglas, Baron Adrian of Cambridge, 1889–1977. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 25: 1–73.

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Tansey, EM(Apr 2001) Adrian, Edgar Douglas. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002345]