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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Professor Sten Lindahl of the at the Karolinska Institutet, December 10, 1998. Translation of the Swedish text. Professor Sten Lindahl delivering the Presentation Speech for the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Stockholm Concert Hall.   Your Majesties, Your Royal Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, When Robert Furchgott,…

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Robert F Furchgott showed that acetylcholine-induced relaxation of blood vessels was dependent on the endothelium. His “sandwich” experiment set the stage for future scientific development. He used two different pieces of the aorta; one had the endothelial layer intact, in the other it had been removed.

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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…

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  The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1998 to Robert F Furchgott, Louis J Ignarro and Ferid Murad for their discoveries concerning “the nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system”. Robert F Furchgott, born 1916 Dept. of Pharmacology,…

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Press release

Press release NOBELFÖRSAMLINGEN KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET THE NOBEL ASSEMBLY AT KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET October 12, 1998 has today decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1998 jointly to Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad for their discoveries concerning “nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system”. Nitric oxide…

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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…

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Other resources

The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Click on the miniature images below to see enlarged images. This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded for discoveries concerning the cardiovascular system, i.e. the heart and blood vessels. However, the principles have turned out to be important also in other parts of the…

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Biographical

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…

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