The Genesis of the Concept of Chemical Neurotransmission

The Genesis of the Concept of Chemical Neurotransmission

HISTORY OVERVIEWS Although the first suggestion that a chemical transmitter might be involved with synaptic events was made by the legendary physiologist Emil du Bois-Reymond in the late 1850’s, the development of the concept of chemical synaptic transmission probably began in 1901 by John Newport Langley. John Newport Langley. Photogravure. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. A renowned […]