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Hill, Lovatt Evans and Zotterman lectures on gramophone records, England and Sweden, 1935-1945

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On each of these gramophone records are lectures given by three of the largest players in physiology in the mid 20th century - Archibald V. Hill (1886-1977), Sir Charles Lovatt Evans (1884-1968) and Yngve Zotterman (1898-1982). Hill is best remembered as one of the founders of the field of biophysics. Biophysics applies quantitative measurement to reactions in body such as nerve and muscles reactions - the field that Hill studied extensively from 1910 onwards. Lovatt Evans worked with Hill for 23 years. While Hill was interested in the physical nature of the body, Lovatt Evans studied the chemical side of things. Lovatt Evans worked extensively on the impact of gas warfare on the body during both World Wars. He was also founder of the Biochemical Society. Zotterman received some of his early scientific training from Hill. Zotterman was President of the International Union of Phsyiological Sciences from 1971 to 1974. The gramophone records were donated to the Science Museum's collections by the Department of Physiology at University College London where the three men worked for all or some of their scientific lives.

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Glossary: physiology

The science of the functioning of living organisms and their component parts.

Glossary: gramophone record

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