Sir Henry Hallet Dale

Wickens, Andrew (2019) Sir Henry Hallet Dale. Resonance, 24 (8). pp. 833-845. ISSN 0971-8044

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Sir Henry Hallet Dale can undisputedly be accoladed as one of the greatest British pharmacologists of the twentieth century. His work was pivotal in laying down the principles of chemical neurotransmission. This article gives some account of Dale’s life and his most important discoveries, including the identification of acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter in the autonomic and somatic nervous systems.

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