Talk:Charles Scott Sherrington

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Nobel work?[edit]

The man won a Nobel prize, but the article neglects to include any description of the work for which the prize was awarded. --Blainster (talk) 04:54, 13 April 2009 (UTC) He also coined the term "synapse", but that isn't mentioned either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

argument for greatest physician since Fernel, Galen & Hippocrates[edit]

i feel this topic is worthy of discussion.

too few medical students/practitioners understand how sir sherrington was a legend.

i mean, his student made penicillin ffs.

sir sherrington was so focused on the mind body problem that he had to deposit his knowledge in Man on His Nature, given that there were not sufficient technologies to test his hypotheses.

this may go unanswered but i honestly think it's hard to beat sir charles sherrington as the greatest doctor in commonwealth history (the quality of scholars that originated from his students, like hodgkin & huxley, prove it).


cheers (talk) 18:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Sherrington's parents OR?[edit]

The assertion that Sherrington was the son of Caleb Rose and Anne Sherrington is supported by what appears to be an extensive piece of original research. It's certainly plausible, as it is clear her husband died in 1848, but other explanations are possible. e.g. there is a Charles Scott recorded as born in Bengal 19 Apr 1856, chr 29 Apr 1857, the son of Charles and Thomasia Scott, so meeting the criterion of being born in India as stated in the 1861 census. It is quite possible that he was sent back to England and after boarding with Anne Sherrington, was eventually adopted by her and took her name. There is no indication of the (Sherrington) surname in the 1861 census (which would be indicated by 'do'). By the 1871 census Caleb Rose was head of household and Charlie Sherrington's India past had been forgotten. Chris55 (talk) 18:14, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Since most of the first paragraph of the Early Years section was written by an editor (Sukiehuk on 19 Jul 2009) who has not contributed before or since, I've removed the speculation from that paragraph and left only what is shown in the records. Chris55 (talk) 22:02, 26 November 2016 (UTC)