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Haldan K. Hartline M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1967
Nobel co-recipients Ragnar Granit, George Wald

Physician, Biophysicist. Physiological and chemical visual processes in eye.

"Vision itself is a dynamic process. There is little in the world that stands still, at least not as imaged in our retinas, for our eyes are always moving. The visual system is almost exclusively organized to detect change and motion."


1. Alfred Nobel was much concerned, as are we all, with the tangible benefits we hope for and expect from physiological and medical research, and the Faculty of the Caroline Institute has ever been alert to recognize practical benefits.

2, One works in one's laboratory - one's chaotic laboratory - with students and colleagues, doing what one most wants to do - then all this happens! It is overwhelming.

3. But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture.

Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

Name: Haldan Keffer Hartline
Birth: 22 December 1903, Bloomsburg, PA, USA
Death: 17 March 1983, Fallston, MD, USA
Institution: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye"
Subject:Ocular physiology
Portion of cash: 1/3
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