Otto Fritz Meyerhof

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Otto Fritz Meyerhof
BornApril 12, 1884
DiedOctober 6, 1951 (aged 67)
CitizenshipGerman, American
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Known forPhysiology
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1922)
Scientific career
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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  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.