Wade Hampton Marshall, Ph.D. (1907-1972) was a pioneer in electrophysiology of the brain, internationally renowned for his
work in mapping the somatosensory system of the cat and monkey and the visual cortex of the cat. His strong background in
physics, and his technical ingenuity contributed not only to neurophysiology but also to wartime work in engineering fields.
From 1954 to 1970 he set up and headed the Laboratory of Neurophysiology of NIMH/NINDB, where he continued his own work and
enabled an outstanding group of scientists and young trainees to pursue their own research. This collection contains materials
from all phases of his life, with special depth in the NIH years of 1952 to 1964, correspondence with many neurophysiologist
including groups in Paris and in Brazil, and manuscript draft concerning Marshall's concerns with topics in psychology,
sociology, and scientific ethics.
Wade Hampton Marshall (1907-1972) was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from Beloit College in 1930, and earned
the MS and PhD degrees in Physiology from the University of Chicago in the laboratory of Ralph Gerard. After two years as
an Instructor in Physiology at George Washington University Medical School, and a summer course at Harvard University Department
of Physiology where he worked with Herbert Grass, Marshall moved in 1936 to Johns Hopkins Medical School and stayed until
1943 as a Fellow of the National Research Council.
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