“SCIENCE SHOULD HAVE NO FEAR EXCEPT THAT OF MISSING THE TRUTH”
SIR CHARLES SCOTT SHERRINGTON (1857-1952) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, “Yours Sincerely/C. S. Sherrington”, on a card 4.5 x 3.5, March 12, 1925, by the English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist who won the 1932 Nobel Prize with Edgar Adrian for their work on the functions of neurons. Sherrington’s explanation of synaptic communication between neurons helped shape our understanding of the central nervous system. In full: “Dear Mr. Cole/You invite from me a ‘sentiment’. No sentiment appeals more I think than ‘Science should have no fear except that of missing the truth?’” This is as true today as it was when spoken almost a century ago. In fine condition, with minor age toning.