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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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Banquet speech

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 the prize this year is being awarded to…

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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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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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