Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1949
Walter Hess, Egas Moniz

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Egas Moniz - Facts

Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz

Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz

Born: 29 November 1874, Avança, Portugal

Died: 13 December 1955, Lisbon, Portugal

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Neurological Institute, Lisbon, Portugal

Prize motivation: "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses"

Field: neurophysiology

Prize share: 1/2

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