Dixon, Walter Ernest, and Myers, (George) Norman
- Dixon, Walter E. (Walter Ernest), 1871-1931.
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A.1-2 WE Dixon
A. 3-4 GN Myers
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Walter Ernest Dixon (1871-1931) was Lecturer, then Reader, in pharmacology at the University of Cambridge from 1909, and is credited, together with Arthur Cushny, with establishing pharmacology as a distinct science in Britain. His most original work was on the action of drugs on the bronchial musculature and pulmonary vasomotor system, and on cerebrospinal fluid especially in relation to postpituitary hormone and ovarian activity.
[George] Norman Myers (1898-1981) joined Dixon in Cambridge in 1930 and worked with him on digitalis in toxaemia and on substitutes for morphine and heroin.
Biographical details may be found for both men in Munk's Roll of Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians, and for Dixon additionally in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Dictionary of National Biography and Who was Who. There are a number of obituaries of Dixon in A.1.