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Otto Fritz Meyerhof

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Otto Fritz Meyerhof
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Born April 12, 1884
Hannover, Germany
Died October 6, 1951 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality German
Citizenship German, American
Alma mater University of Berlin
Known for Physiology
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1922)
Scientific career
Fields Medicine
Institutions Kiel 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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  1. "Biography of Otto Fritz Meyerhof". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1922". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-07-28.