George Wald

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George Wald (November 18, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in the retina. He won a share of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Haldan Keffer Hartline and Ragnar Granit.

As a postdoctoral researcher, Wald discovered that vitamin A was a component of the retina. His further experiments showed that when the ... more »

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  • ''It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.''
    George Wald (b. 1906), U.S. biochemist. L.J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment, foreword (1959).
  • ''We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.''
    George Wald (b. 1906), U.S. biochemist. "The Origin of Optical Activity," vol. 69, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1957).
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