Dr Róbert Bárány

Dr Róbert Bárány

Birth
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 8 Apr 1936 (aged 59)
Uppsala län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Kvarter 21C, gravnummer 1702F
Memorial ID 193513183 · View Source
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Doctor, Nobel Prize in medicine (1914)

His family lived in Várpalota around 1750. His father was Ignác Bárány, a bank clerk, and his mother, Maria Hock, was the daughter of a well known scientist from Prague.
He graduated at the University of Vienna from medicine, and later studied in Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Freigburg. After a few years he went to Medical University of Vienna, where he became an assistant lecturer in 1905.
He was awarded a Nobel Prize in medicine for his research and findings in the working of the inner ear, especially on the parts responsible for stability and navigation.
During the First World War, he volunteered to the frontlines, despite his disability (leg injury from his childhood). He served as a military medic in Przemyśl (Poland), and after the russinas captured it, he became a prisoner. He was later transferred to a russian detention camp in Turkmenistan. He was released after swedish authorities intervened in 1916. He moved to Sweden after briefly coming back to Hungary, where he found his medical degree is not recognized by the doctoral comittee anymore. He was a lecturer until his death at the University of Uppsala. He died two weeks before his 60th birthday.


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  • Created by: nemis
  • Added: 28 Sep 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 193513183
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Róbert Bárány (22 Apr 1876–8 Apr 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 193513183, citing Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by nemis (contributor 48092136) .