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Joseph Erlanger
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Born (1874-01-05)January 5, 1874
Died December 5, 1965(1965-12-05) (aged 91)
Alma mater Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Awards Nobel Prize in Medicine (1944)
Joseph Erlanger House, St. Louis, Missouri
Erlanger's house in St. Louis

Joseph Erlanger (5 January, 1874- 5 December, 1965) was an American physiologist. He won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Herbert Spencer Gasser, for discovering that different nerve fibres have different functions.

He was of Jewish descent.

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