Walter Rudolf Hess

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Birthday
17, 1881
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1973 (92)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1881
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1973 (92)

About

Nobel Prize-winning physiologist who mapped the parts of the brain responsible for the control of different organs. In 1932, he received the Marcel Benoist Prize.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Zurich and subsequently opened a private ophthalmology practice.

Trivia

He served as Director of the University of Zurich's Physiological Institutefrom 1917 to 1951.

Family Life

He married Louise Sandmeier, with whom he had a daughter, Gertrud, and a son, Rudolf.

Associated With

He and fellow scientist Egas Moniz were dual recipients of the 1949 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Moniz was honored for his development of the now-infamous lobotomy procedure.