Awards & Winners

Arnall Patz

Date of Birth 14-June-1920
Place of Birth Elberton
(Elbert County, Georgia, United States of America)
Arnall Patz was an American medical doctor and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1950s, Patz discovered that oxygen therapy was the cause of an epidemic of blindness among some 10,000 premature babies. Following his discovery, there was a sixty percent reduction in childhood blindness in the United States. He also conducted pioneering research in the 1960s into the use of lasers in the treatment of retinal disorders. He received the Lasker Award in 1956 for his research into the causes and prevention of blindness and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 for his lifetime of work in the field of ophthalmology.

Awards by Arnall Patz

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Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
(For his original, well-controlled studies in the cause and prevention of retrolental fibroplasia.)