James W. Black
Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1982
The Prize Committee for Medicine has unanimously decided that the Wolf Foundation Prize for 1982 should be equally divided among: Sir James W. Black ,Jean Pierre Changeux and Solomon H. Snyder
Sir James W. Black
Wellcome Research Laboratories
Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom
“for developing agents which block beta adrenergic and histamine receptors.”
Receptor sites in cell membranes are recognized to have cardinal importance in many physiological and pathological processes. Our three prize winners have each made notable contributions in this area.
The agents developed by Sir James W. Black have been widely and effectively used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris and peptic ulceration.