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George Wald

Scientist George Wald

Profession: Scientist

United States of America

Biography: George Wald was awarded the Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1967 along with Ragnar Granit and Haldan Keffer Hartline "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye".

In particular Wald was responsible for identifying retina A as essential to the function of the eye.

Born: November 18, 1906
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 12, 1997 (aged 90)

Historical Events

  • 1967-12-10 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Ragnar Granit, Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for discoveries about the make-up of the eye

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