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Hermann Joseph Muller Ph.D.

Hermann Joseph Muller Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1946

Geneticist. Production of mutations by X-ray irradiation.

"Do you consider it possible to discover a cosmic ray which - applied to humanity - would cause a mutation making it peace-loving and suited to happy relationships? You'll be awarded another Medicine and many Peace Nobels!" - Sigurd Curman, Banquet Speech


Hermann Muller, Biographical memoir by Elof Axel Carlson, National Academies Press, Bio 27 pages, total 32 pages

Photo: National Library of Medicine

Name: Hermann Joseph Muller
Birth: 21 December 1890, New York, NY, USA
Death: 5 April 1967
Institiution: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Award: "for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation"
Subject: genetics
Portion of cash: 1/1
Collaborator:Thomas Hunt Morgan Nobelist 1933
Mentor to Post-Doc George D. Snell Nobelist 1980