Sechenov, born in Russia, was known as the Father of Russian physiology. He introduced electrophysiology into laboratories and also into teaching. His life work was always concentrated on neurophysiology. He wrote a major classic "The Reflexes of the Brain." He also maintained that physiochemical factors in the environment of the cell are of equal if not greater importance. He was in conflict constantly with the government and his colleagues. He will also be remembered for his intellect and his knowledge, as well as for his scientific achievements.

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