Meyer, Hans Horst

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Meyer, Hans Horst Gender: M
Johannes Horst Meyer
born on 17 March 1853 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Insterburg/Ostpreußen, Russian Federation, 54n38, 21e49
Timezone LMT m21e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°02' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°48 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 26°44'

Hans Horst Meyer (1930 photo)
photo: Unknownwikidata:Q4233718, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German pharmacologist whose name is lent to the Meyer-Overton hypothesis on the mode of action on general anaesthetics. He also discovered the importance of glucuronic acid as a reaction partner for drugs, and the mode of action of tetanus toxin on the body.

He died on 6 October 1939, aged 86, in Vienna, Austria.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Loewi, Otto (born 3 June 1873). Notes: Loewi was Meyer's assistant at University of Marburg


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth/baptismal entry from German Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pharmacologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Meyer-Overton hypothesis")