Sir Henry Dale (1875-1968)

Sir Henry Dale was born 1875 in London. He studied physiology and zoology in Cambridge and at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London and won his medical degree in 1903. While working in London as a pharmacologist in 1905, he met Professor Otto Loewi with whom he remained close friends for life. In 1928, Sir Henry became director of the National Institute for Medical Research. He worked with Paul Ehrlich for four months, hence their friendship and the support he received from Frau Marquardt. Sir Henry worked primarily on the mechanism of action of ergot of rye and other alkaloids, and on the pharmacological effects of tyramine, histamine, and acetylcholine. He received with Otto Loewi the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1936 for discoveries in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses.
He died in Cambridge on July 22, 1968.