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Walter Rudolf Hess

The Mechanism of the Interbrain

Walter Rudolf Hess’ basic research has been applied in therapeutic innovations in medicine. Amongst other things, he created a cartography of the interbrain and explored its functions, which lead to a better general understanding of the phenomenon of sleep.


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Walter Rudolf Hess

* 17 March 1881 in Frauenfeld
† 12 August 1973 in Ascona

1913-1916 Privatdozent, 1917-1951 Professor of Physiology at the University of Zürich.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1949

“for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs”