Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1979
The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided that the Prize in Medicine for 1979 shall be equally shared by Roger W. Sperry, Oleh Hornykiewicz and Arvid Carlsson.
University of Vienna
“for opening a new approach in the control of Parkinson’s disease by L-Dopa.”
These scientists had made outstanding contributions in brain physiology and physio-pathology.
Professor Oleh Hornykiewicz receives the prize for opening a new approach in the control of Parkinson’s disease by L-Dopa. Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology at the University of Vienna and Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, member of Professional Societies in Austria, Canada, U.S.A, Germany, etc., he has received the Gold Medal – Canadian Parkinson´s Disease Association, a Special Tribute from Columbia University, New York, and several other Prizes and awards.