August and Marie Krogh

August and Marie Krogh : Lives in Science

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August Krogh, the son of a Danish brewer, won the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his discovery of how capillaries open and close in response to oxygen demand by body tissues. He and his wife, Marie, a physician, worked together, and this biography of two remarkable people beautifully illustrates the intertwining of their personal and professional lives. It is a book full of human and scientific understanding, written by their daughter who is also a physiologist of stature herself.show more

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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 725.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 22 pp plates, 1 genealogy chart
  • 0195090993
  • 9780195090994

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"An excellent book, which should be read by every physiologist."--The Physiologist"I should express directly to the author how greatly I enjoyed your marvellous and warm-hearted book about your parents....You have written a wonderful and highly interesting book."--Bjorn Folkow, Goteborg Universitet"This book is excellent for information about the Krogh's scientific work and whereabouts....A good point of departure for a deeper and more contextualized portrait of this fascinating partnership in 20th-century biomedical science."-- Scienceshow more