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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington - bibliography

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English neurophysiologist, born November 27, 1857, London, died March 4, 1952, Eastbourne, Sussex.


  • On the regulation of the blood supply.
    With Charles Smart Roy (1852-1897). Cambridge, 1890.
  • Notes on the arrangement of some motor fibres in the lumbo-sacral plexus.
    Journal of Physiology, London, 1892, 13: 621-772.
  • Further experimental note on the correlation of antagonistic muscles.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1893, 53: 407-420.
    The first of Sherrington's papers investigating reciprocal innervation of muscles.
  • The Central Nervous System. In volume III of Michael Foster, A Textbook of Physiology. 7th edition. London 1897.
  • The Mammalian Spinal Cord as an Organ of Reflex.
    Croonian Lecture. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1897, 61: 220-221.
    Abstract. Printed fully in:
  • Experiments in Examination of the peripheral Distribution of the fibres of the Posterior Roots of Some Spinal nerves.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1898, 190B: 45-186.
  • Decerebrate Rigidity and Reflex Co-ordination of Movements.
    Journal of Physiology, 1898, 22: 319-332.
  • On the Spinal Animal (The Marshall Hall Lecture).
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1899, 82: 449-477.
  • The Parts of the Brain Below the Cerebral Cortex.
    In Edward Albert Schäfer (1850-1935), editor: Text Book of Physiology. II. Edinburgh, 1900: 783-1025.
  • Cutaneous Sensations.
    In E. A. Schäfer, editor: Text Book of Physiology. II. Edinburgh, 1900: 783-1025.
  • The Muscular Senze.
    In E. A. Schäfer, editor: Text Book of Physiology. II. Edinburgh, 1900: 783-1025.
  • The Correlation of Reflexes and the Principle of the Common Path.
    Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1904, 74: 1:14.
  • On the proprio-ceptive system, especially in its reflex aspect.
    Brain, 1906, 29: 467-482.
  • The integrative action of the nervous system.
    New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. London, Constable, 1911. "Entirely reset with a new foreword by the author and a bibliography of his writings", Cambridge University Press, 1947.
  • Reflex Inhibition as a Factor in the Co-ordination of Movements and Postures.
    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology, 1913, 6: 251-310.
  • A manual of school hygiene.
    With E. W. Hope and E. A. Browne; Cambridge, 1913.
  • Mammalian physiology. Oxford and London, 1919.
  • Some Aspects of Animal Mechanism. Presidential Address. British Association for the Advancement of Science.
    Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1922, 1: 1-15.
  • Reflexes in response to stretch (myotatic reflexes).
    Written with E. G. T. Liddell. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 1924, 86: 212-242.
  • The Assaying of Brabantius and Other Verses. Oxford, 1925.
  • Remarks on Some Aspects of Reflex Inhibition.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1925, 97B: 519-545.
  • Numbers and Contraction-values of Individual Motor-units Examined in Some Muscles of the limb.
    Written with J. C. Eccles. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1930, 106B: 326-357.
  • The Reflex Activity of the Spinal Cord.
    Written with R. S. Creed, at al. Oxford, 1932.
  • Inhibition as a Co-ordinative Factor. Stockholm, 1932.
    The Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm, December 12, 1932.
  • The Brain and Its Mechanism. Cambridge, 1933.
  • Man on His Nature.
    The Gifford lectures, Edinburgh: New York: MacMillan, 1937-1938. Cambridge, 1940. 2nd edition, 1952. This work is still in print. The 1978 edition is edited by Derek Ernest Denny-Brown (1901-1981).
  • The Endeavour of Jean Fernel. Cambridge, 1946.
    Jean François Fernel (1497-1558), author of the first work devoted exclusively to physiology and the first to call the subject by that name: De naturali parte medicinae libri septem. Parisiis, apud Simonem Cooinaeum, 1542.
  • Marginalia. In E. A. Underwood, editor: Science, Medicine, and History, II. Oxford, 1954: 545-553.
  • Edgar D. Adrian:
    The Analysis of the Nervous System: Sherrington Memorial Lecture.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1957, 50: 991-998.
  • John F. Fulton:
    Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, O. M.
    Journal of Neurophysiology, 1952; 25: 167-190.
    Contains a complete Sherrington bibliography. Historical Reflections on the Backgrounds of Neurophysiology: Inhibition, Excitation, and Integration of Activity. In Chandler M. Brooks and P. F. Cranefield, editors, The Historical Development of Physiological Thought. New York, 1959.
  • Judith P. Swazey:
    Sherrington’s Concept of Integrative Action.
    Journal of the History of Biology, 1968, 1: 57-89.
    Reflexes and Motor Integrations: Sherrington’s Concept of Integrative Action. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969. Contains an extensive although not complete bibliography.

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