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George Wald Ph.D.

George Wald Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1967
Co-Nobalists Ragnar Granit, Keffer Hartline

Zoologist. Visual physiologist. Visual pigment molecules are protein bound to derivative of vitamin A. Excellent teacher. Political actions part of biologist: one who is concerned with life.

“Selig Hecht was great teacher, physiologist. After leaving his laboratory, I felt his presence. What I did, said, wrote, was addressed to him.”

Biography

A biographical memoir by John E. Dowling, National Academy Press bio 17 pages, 21 pages total.

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Name: George Wald
Birth: 18 November 1906, New York, NY, USA
Death: 12 April 1997, Cambridge, MA, USA
Institution: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye"
Subject: ocular physiology
Portion of Cash: 1/3
Biography