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Otto Fritz Meyerhof
BornApril 12, 1884
Hannover, Germany
DiedOctober 6, 1951 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
CitizenshipGerman, American
NationalityGerman
FieldsMedicine
InstitutionsKiel University, Kiel, Germany
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Known forPhysiology
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1922)

Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884 - October 6, 1951) was a German doctor and biochemist of Jewish descent.[1] He won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for finding out how oxygen makes chemical changes in lactic acid in muscles.[2]

In 1940, Meyerhof fled to the United States, where he continued his academic career.

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