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Nicknames: "Shack August Steenberg Krogh"
Birthplace: Lillegade 50, Grenaa, Jylland, Danmark
Death: Died in Copenhagen
Occupation: 1920 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
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Schack August Steenberg Krogh (November 15, 1874 – September 13, 1949) was a Danish professor with partly Romani background (Romani mother) at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916-1945. He contributed a number of fundamental discoveries within several fields of physiology, and is famous for developing the Krogh Principle.

In 1920 August Krogh was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle. Krogh was first to describe the adaptation of blood perfusion in muscle and other organs according to demands through opening and closing the arterioles and capillaries.

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1874
November 15, 1874
Jylland, Danmark
1908
1908
Age 33
1949
September 13, 1949
Age 74
Copenhagen
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