Otto Fritz Meyerhof

Otto Fritz Meyerhof
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BornApril 12, 1884
Hannover, Germany
DiedOctober 6, 1951 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityGerman
CitizenshipGerman, American
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Known forPhysiology
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1922)
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine
InstitutionsKiel University, Kiel, Germany

Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884 - October 6, 1951) was a German doctor and biochemist of Jewish descent.[1] He won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for finding out how oxygen makes chemical changes in lactic acid in muscles.[2]

In 1940 Meyerhof fled to the United States, where he continued his academic career.

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