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Otto Loewi Papers 1929-1956
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Biography

Biographical Note

Otto Loewi, 1873-1961, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He received his M.D. from the University of Strasbourg in 1896, and dedicated his career to basic research in physiology and pharmacology. He served as professor and head of pharmacology at the University of Graz (Austria) from 1909 until he left Austria in 1938. In 1936 Dr. Loewi, along with Dr. Henry Dale, won the Nobel Prize for research on chemical transmission of nervous impulses. From 1940 until his death, Loewi was a research professor of pharmacology at the College of Medicine, New York University.