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Dickinson W. Richards Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1956
Co-Nobelists André F. Cournand, Werner Forssmann

Physician, gentle clinician, cardiovascular physiologist. "Discoveries concerning heart catheterization, pathological changes in circulatory system." Diagnosing congenital heart diseases; chronic cardiac, pulmonary diseases; traumatic shock.

"Man's potentiality, or these days his survival, will depend on his conscience, more specifically, ability of leaders and followers to change character, into more merciful beings."


Nobel Prize ceremony - No Sound. British Movietone. 4:02.

Concert Hall - Stockholm. Arrival of the Royal Family and members of the Government. King Gustav Adolf. Queen Louise. Princess Sibylle. Prince Bertril. Prince Wilhelm. After the arrivals the eight Laureates take their seats. Shots of Mr. Birger Ekeberg. William Stockley (USA) John A. Barden (USA). Walter Hauser. Bratten (USA) Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (G.B) Nocolaj Nikolaevitj (Russian) Andre F. Cournand (USA) Werne Forsman (Germany) Dickinson W. Richards (USA). Juan Ramon Jimenez of Puerto Rico was not present.

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Name: Richards, Dickinson Woodruff Jr.
Birth: 30 October 1895, Orange, NJ, USA
Death: 23 February 1973, Lakeville, CT, USA
Institution: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system"
Subject: cardiovascular physiology
Portion of Cash: 1/3
M.S. Psychology at end of 3rd year of medical school. Mentor: Professor Ernest L. Scott, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1922. Later mentors: Lawrence J. Henderson and Henry Hallet Dale, Medicine Nobilist 1936.