|Walter Rudolf Hess|
March 17, 1881|
|Died||August 12, 1973
|Institutions||University of Zurich, ETH ZÃ¼rich|
|Alma mater||University of Zurich|
|Notable awards||Marcel Benoist Prize (1931)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1949)
The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered.
Exact information about the functional significance of the deep sections of the brain is only obtained by working through the brain histologically in serial section.
This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order.
It must be born in mind that one does not see directly – as is the case in the exploration of the surface of the brain – where the electrodes are attacking.
In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.
At the beginning of all experimental work stands the choice of the appropriate technique of investigation.
For man also, in health and sickness, is not just the sum of his organs, but is indeed a human organism.