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  1. Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk ( German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɐ̯haʁt ˈdoːmak] ( listen); 30 October 1895 – 24 April 1964) was a German pathologist and bacteriologist. He is credited with the discovery of sulfonamidochrysoidine (KL730) as an antibiotic for which he received the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

  2. Dr Domagk died on April 24, 1964. From Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1922-1941, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1965 This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel . It was later edited and republished in Nobel Lectures.

  3. Gerhard Domagk, (born October 30, 1895, Lagow, Brandenburg, Germany—died April 24, 1964, Burgberg, near Königsfeld, West Germany [now in Germany]), German bacteriologist and pathologist who was awarded the 1939 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery (announced in 1932) of the antibacterial effects of Prontosil, the first of the …

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    Born the son of a teacher in Lagow, Germany, Domagk decided early in life to become a physician. His medical studies at the University of Kiel were interrupted by his service as a grenadier and medical corpsman in World War I. He completed his medical degree in 1921 and then began an academic career, pursuing research in pathology. He adopted a dyn...

    In Domagk’s view a drug’s role was to interact with the immune system, either to strengthen it or so weaken the agent of infection that the immune system could easily conquer the invader. He therefore placed great stock in testing drugs in living systems and was prepared to continue working with a compound even after it failed testing on bacteria c...

    Domagk’s discovery of the antibacterial properties of Prontosil won him the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. However, the Nobel committee had angered the German political authorities by awarding the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize to Carl von Ossietzky, an outspoken German pacifist. Under the grip of Hitler and the Nazi Party, German citizens wer...

  4. Gerhard Domagk The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1939 Born: 30 October 1895, Lagow, Germany (now Poland) Died: 24 April 1964, Burgberg, West Germany (now Germany) Affiliation at the time of the award: Munster University, Munster, Germany Prize motivation: “for the discovery of the antibacterial effects of prontosil”

  5. Apr 12, 2022 · Gerhard Domagk was born in 1895 in Lagow, Brandenburg, as the son of a teacher. At the age of 20, Domagk — who would later go on to win a Nobel Prize — was confronted with the supposed limits of medicine through his experiences in World War I.

  6. Gerhard Domagk Nobel Lecture . Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1947. Further Progress in Chemotherapy of Bacterial Infections. Read the Nobel Lecture Pdf 595 kB

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