Professor Ragnar Granit

Professor Ragnar Granit

Professor Ragnar Granit was born in Helsinki on October 30th, 1900. He received his education in medicine at University of Helsinki and the MD degree from there in 1926. He served as Professor of Physiology at University of Helsinki 1937-1940.
In 1940 he was invited to Nobelinstitute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. There he served as Professor of Physiology from 1945 to 1967 when he retired. Thereafter on the same year he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Haldan K. Hartline and George Wald from that work which he had made at the Institute of Physiology, University of Helsinki before moving to Sweden. He could not receive the Nobel Prize earlier because, when in office, he was member of the Nobel Committee.
Professor Ragnar Granit died on March 12, 1991 and is buried to Korppoo, Finland.

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