Gerhard Domagk

Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk (October 30 1895 – April 24 1964) was a German doctor.[2] He won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for discovering the antibacterial effect of protonsil.[3]

Gerhard Domagk
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Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk

(1895-10-30)30 October 1895
Died24 April 1964(1964-04-24) (aged 68)
Alma materUniversity of Kiel
Known forDevelopment of sulfonamides [1] such as Prontosil
ChildrenOne daughter and three sons
AwardsNobel Prize in Medicine (1939)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1959)
Scientific career

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  1. Otten, H. (1986). "Domagk and the development of the sulphonamides". The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 17 (6): 689–696. doi:10.1093/jac/17.6.689. PMID 3525495.
  2. "Biography of Gerhard Domagk". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1939". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-12-21.