Arnold Graffi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Arnold Graffi

German physician

Date of Birth: 19-Jun-1910

Place of Birth: Bistrița, Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania

Date of Death: 30-Jan-2006

Profession: physician, biologist, oncologist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Arnold Graffi

  • Arnold Graffi (June 19, 1910 – January 30, 2006) was a pioneering German doctor in the area of experimental cancer research.
  • Graffi was born in the Saxon town of Bistritz (Bistri?a) in Transylvania, then part of Austria-Hungary.
  • He studied medicine at Marburg, Leipzig, and Tübingen before receiving his doctorate at the Charité in Berlin.
  • Graffi worked at the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Frankfurt.
  • He taught at the Humboldt University of Berlin from the mid-1940s until 1975, when he retired. After retirement Graffi continued to be involved in cancer research, but more in the area of chemotherapy and the problems related to it.
  • He received various awards throughout his life including the Academy of Natural Scientists Cothenius Medal in 1977, the Paul Ehrlich Prize in Frankfurt in 1979, the Helmholtz Medal of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin in 1984, an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig in 1990, and the Cross of the Order of Merit from the German government in 1995. Graffi died in Berlin in 2006.

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