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Curriculum Vitae

Robert F. Furchgott, born June 4, 1916 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA Address: Department of Pharmacology, Box 29, SUNY Health Science Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA   Academic Education 1937 B.S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina 1940 Ph.D., Biochemistry, Northwestern University   Appointments and Professional Activities 1956-88 Professor, Dept of Pharmacology, State…


Banquet speech

Robert F. Furchgott’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1998 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed an honor for me to address you on behalf of Professor Ferid Murad, Professor Louis Ignarro and myself, co-winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. It is of special interest that…



I was born in the lovely coastal city of Charleston, S.C. in 1916 and lived there until I was thirteen. In Charleston I first became enamored of “natural history” when I attended nature study classes and field trips to nearby beaches, marshes and woods, sponsored by the Charleston Museum. I became an avid shell collector…