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Eduardo Braun-Menendez

Eduardo Braun-Menendez, Chilean-born Argentine physiologist (Punta Arenas, Chile 16 January 1903 – Mar del Plata 16 January 1959)

 

Worldwide respected as an authority on hypertension
 

Discovered angiotensin and angiotensogen

With J.M. Muñoz, J.C. Fasciolo & L.F. Leloir. Hypertensin: the substance causing renal hypertension. Nature 144:980, 1939.  
 

With L.F. Leloir, J.C. Fasciolo and A. Taquini described enzymatic nature of renin-angiotensin system and its link to arterial hypertension

 

 

With J.M. Muñoz, A. Taquini, J.C. Fasciolo & L.F. Leloir. Metodo para la medición de la renina humana. Rev. Soc. Arg. Biol. 19:321-31, 1943

 
With Oscar Orías published Los Ruidos Cardíacos en condiciones normales y patologicas / Heart Sounds in Normal and Pathological Conditions  (1937) edited in English by Oxford University Press (1939), regarded as a classical text in the field. In this book they perfected a phonocardiogram via a process of optical amplification
 

With A.C. Paladini & O.A. Scornik. Further improvements on a method for the estimation of angiotensin in blood. Acta Physiol. Lat. Am. 10:64-7, 1960 

 

HONORS

Doctor Honoris Causa, University of California
 
LINKS

See http://www.houssay.org.ar/hh/bio/braun-m.htm (in Spanish)