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American Jewish Physician Shares in First Stouffer Prize for Medicine

September 16, 1966
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An American Jewish physician shared yesterday with a German chemist the first award of the $50,000 annual Stouffer Prize for research in medicine. Dr. Harry Goldblatt of Mount Sinai Hospital here and Dr. Ernst Klenk of the University of Cologne received the prize — second largest in the medical field — for their research into high blood pressure and the hardening of the arteries.

The prize, set up earlier this year by the Vernon Stouffer Foundation, is topped only by the Nobel Prize in medicine. The awards to Dr. Goldblatt and Dr. Klenk will be presented here in October. Dr. Goldblatt produced high blood pressure in dogs in 1934 and later in other animals, which cleared the way for a better understanding of the disease for surgical treatment of some forms of hypertension.

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