[Emil du Bois-Reymond--the father of experimental electrophysiology].

Sheng li ke xue jin zhan [Progress in physiology]

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Zhang M. [Emil du Bois-Reymond--the father of experimental electrophysiology]. Sheng Li Ke Xue Jin Zhan. 2013;44(2):158-60.
In Nineteenth century, German physiologist Emil du Bois-Reymond is the discoverer of action potential and rest potential by experimental works on frog neuromuscular specimens. He put forward a new theory--pre-existence theory. By studies for decades of Emil du Bois-Reymond and his students, a new era of bioelectrical exploration come. He has been known as the father of experimental electrophysiology.