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Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'
Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'

Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific colleagues, has died. He was 84. Edelman died May 17 at his home in La Jolla; he had Parkinson's disease, according to his family. "With Gerry's passing, the world has lost an independent and creative thinker with a true passion for knowledge," said Michael Marletta, president and chief executive of the Scripps Research Institute. Along with Rodney Porter, a British scientist working independently, Edelman won...

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