Walter Rudolf Hess’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 17, 1881

Death Date

Aug 12, 1973

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 12, 1973



The doctor Walter Rudolf died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nobel Prize-winning physiologist who mapped the parts of the brain responsible for the control of different organs. In 1932, he received the Marcel Benoist Prize.

He married Louise Sandmeier, with whom he had a daughter, Gertrud, and a son, Rudolf.



“The goal of physiological research is functional nature.” (Walter Rudolf Hess)


“In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.” (Walter Rudolf Hess)


“This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order.” (Walter Rudolf Hess)


“The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered.” (Walter Rudolf Hess)


“It must be born in mind that one does not see directly – as is the case in the exploration of the surface of the brain – where the electrodes are attacking.” (Walter Rudolf Hess)