Hess, Walter Richard Rudolf

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Hess, Walter Richard Rudolf (1881-1973), a Swiss physiologist, won the 1949 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how certain parts of the brain control organs of the body. Hess shared the Nobel Prize with Portuguese physiologist Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, who originated the prefrontal lobotomy.


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