Otto Fritz Meyerhof
|Otto Fritz Meyerhof|
|Born||April 12, 1884
|Died||October 6, 1951 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Institutions||Kiel University, Kiel, Germany|
|Alma mater||University of Berlin|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1922)|
Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884 - October 6, 1951) was a German doctor and biochemist of Jewish descent. He won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for finding out how oxygen makes chemical changes in lactic acid in muscles.
In 1940 Meyerhof fled to the United States, where he continued his academic career.