Claude Bernard's work on curare

Interesting fact I came across while reading about Claude Bernard’s work on curare: Bernard was wrong in his interpretation of experimental facts, he should not be credited for the discovery of curare’s mode of action!

The Lebanese Biology book for LS states that Bernard performed an experiment on a frog injected with curare, which he did alright, but Bernard never came to the right conclusion about curare’s mode of action as this article reveals, Bernard actually came to the wrong conclusion that curare poisons the (motor) nerves, it was his pupil Vulpian who suggested that curare acts upon the motor-end-plate.

The last paragraph states, and I quote, that “Bernard was, of course, wrong in his interpretation; his pupil Vulpian suggested that curare acted on the motor endplate, whose morphology had been recently described by Kühne.”

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