Henry Hallett Dale life and biography

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Henry Hallett Dale biography

Date of birth : 1875-06-09
Date of death : 1968-07-23
Birthplace : London, England, UK
Nationality : British
Category : Science and Technology
Last modified : 2011-08-22
Credited as : Neuroscientist, Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter, pharmacology

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Henry Dale was an English pharmacologist and physiologist.

Henry Hallett Dale was the first researcher to identify and describe histamines, and concluded that these amine compounds trigger some allergic and anaphylactic reactions. In 1914 he isolated acetylcholine, and established its role in role in transmission of nerve impulses. He was knighted in 1932, and awarded the Nobel Prize in 1936, sharing the latter honors with his colleague and friend Otto Loewi.

Dale married his first cousin, Ellen Harriet Hallett, and their daughter married another Nobel laureate, the chemist Alexander R. Todd.

Author of books:
Adventures in Physiology with Excursions into Auto Pharmacology (1953, research)
An Autumn Gleaning (1954, lectures)

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