James W. Black
Wolf Prize Laureate in Medicine 1982
Sir James W. Black
Affiliation at the time of the award:
Wellcome Research Laboratories, 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.