Nobel & Laureates Library Online!

Great • Alfred • Nobel • Gives • Aspiration
History of Discovery

Otto F. Meyerhof

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1922
Nobel Co-recipient Archibald V. Hill

Physician. Energy conversions in muscle. Fine experimenter, Physiological Chemist.

Science should know no national barriers and prejudices. Scientists should pour oil smoothing real wisdom and rational self-reflection in agitated waves of national passions of people. This ethos of objectivity causes mutual understanding among nations. Consider all Nobel Prizes, 'Peace' Prizes.

History of Discovery

Otto Fritz Meyerhof and the Elucidation of the Glycolytic Pathway by Nicole Kresge, Robert D. Simoni and Robert L. Hill, Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Photo: Nobel Foundation. Source: Wikipedia Commons

Name: Otto Fritz Meyerhof
Birth: 12 April 1884, Hanover, Germany
Death 6 October 1951, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Prize motivation: "for his discovery of the fixed relationship between the consumption of oxygen and the metabolism of lactic acid in the muscle"
Field: Metabolism, muscle physiology
Otto Meyerhof received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1923.
Prize share: 1/2
History of Discovery
Honoring Otto Meyerhof
Patents: Meyerhof has not patented his discoveries