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Name: Martin, Ernest G. (1876-1934)

Historical Note:

Ernest Gale Martin was born at Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 16, 1876. After receiving his Bachelor's degree at Hamline University he studied physiology under W. H. Howell, at Johns Hopkins, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1904. During the years 1904-1906 he was Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at Purdue. From 1906 until 1916 he taught physiology at the Harvard Medical School, and in later years of the period he also taught at Harvard College. In 1910 he became Assistant Professor of Physiology in Harvard University. In 1916 he was appointed Professor and head of the Department of Physiology at Stanford University.

Dr. Martin was associated as a physiologist with the Board of Health in Vermont during one of the epidemics of poliomyelitis in that State. He served during the War as Captain in the Sanitary Corps. He was a prominent member of the American Physiological Society, and in 1915 was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sources: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 71, no. 10 (March, 1937), pp. 523-524, Cannon, W. B.

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