Otto Loewi





Otto Loewi (3 June 1873 – 25 December 1961) was a German -born pharmacologist whose discovery of acetylcholine helped enhance medical therapy. The discovery earned for him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1936 which he shared with Sir Henry Dale, whom he met in 1902 when spending some months in Ernest Starling s laboratory at University College, London. He has been referred to as the " Father of Neuroscience."