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Walter Rudolf Hess (1192)

Interests
Neuropsychology, physiological and comparative
Profession
Physiologist
Nationality
Swiss
Born
1881, Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Switzerland
Died
1973, Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland
Short Biography
Walter Rudolf Hess (March 17, 1881 – August 12, 1973) was a Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for mapping the areas of the brain involved in the control of internal organs. He shared the prize with Egas Moniz. Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • MD University of Zurich, 1906
Appointments & Honors
  • Assistant, Department of Surgery and Opthalmology, University of Freiburg, 1905-8
  • Medical Practitioner, Specialist in Opthalmology, 1908-12
  • Assistant and Lecturer in Physiology, Zurich and Bonn, 1913-17
  • Professor of Physiology and Director of the Physiological Department, University of Zurich, 1917-51
  • Hon. DPhil, University of Berne, 1933
  • Marcel Benoist Prize, 1933
  • Ludwigmedaille der deutschen Gesellschaft fur Kreislaufforschung, 1938
  • Hon. MD, University of Geneva, 1944
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology (shared with Antonio Egas Moniz), 1949
  • Hon. DSc, McGill University, Montreal, 1953
  • Johannes Muller Medal, 1971
Principal Publications
  • 1931 Le sommeil. Comptes Rendues de la Societe de Biologie, 107, 1333-60.
  • 1932 Beitriige zur Physiologie des Hirnstammes. Vol. I: Die Methodik der Lokalisierten Rei:rnng und Ausschaltung subkortikaler Hirnabschnitte. Thieme.
  • 1936 Hypothalamus und die Zentren des autonomen Nervensystems. Physiologie. Arch. Psychiat. Nervenkr., 104, 548-57.
  • 1944 Hypothalamus Adynamie. Helv. Physiol. Acta, 2, 137-47.
  • 1948 Vegetative Funktionen und Zwischenhirn. Benno Schwabe.
  • 1949 Das Zwischenhirn: Syndrome, Lokalisationen, Funktionen. Benno Schwabe.
  • 1949 Le sommeil comme fonction physiologique. Journal Physio. Path. Gen., 41, 61A-3A.
  • 1951 Head-turning and eye deviation evoked by cortical excitation in the freely moving cat. Fed. Proc., 10, 63 (with D. A. Mc Donald and R. B. Livingstone).
  • 1952 Functions of the orbital gyri of cats. Brain, 75, 244-58.
  • 1954 Diencephalon: Autonomic and Extrapyrimidal Functions. Grune and Stratton.
  • 1954 The diencephalic sleep centre. In J. F. Delafresnaye (ed.), Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness. Thomas.
  • 1955 Experimental data on role of hypothalamus in mechanism of emotional behaviour. Arch. Neural. Psychiat., 73, 127-9 (with K. Akert).
  • 1956 Beziehungen zwischen psychisen Vorganen und Organisation des Gehims. Studium Gen., 9, 467-79.
  • 1957 Beziehungen zwischen psychisen. Part II. Studium Gen., 10, 6, 327-39.
  • 1964 The Biology of the Mind. University of Chicago Press.