Dale, Henry Hallett (1875 – 1968)

A fine autograph statement by the English pharmacologist and physiologist; Dale was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1936 for his study of acetylcholine as agent in the chemical transmission of nerve pulses.

He writes on a 7.5″ X 8.5″ sheet, ‘The Foundation created by the bequest of its great citizen, Alfred Nobel, has given to  Sweden, and to the Academies and the Medical Institute of Stockholm, an opportunity not only great, but unique in the world’s history, for promoting community of interest and friendly emulation among the men of all countries. It would be a dull imagination, indeed, which failed to be kindled by the thought of this princely and permanent devotion of a great fortune, largely derived from inventions which can be used for destruction, to the encouragement of literature and of science in the interests of peaceful progress and of healing. H.H. Dale.’ He adds the date, April 2nd 1940.

Age-toning and small tears to the right border, otherwise in fine condition.