György Gömöri

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György Gömöri (also George Gömöri or George Gomori; 1904–1957)[1] was a Hungarian-American physician who became famous as a histochemist.[2]

Gömöri was born in Budapest, 16 July 1904. He received degree from the medical faculty of the Pázmány Péter University (today the medical faculty of the Semmelweis University) in 1928. From 1928 he became pathologist at the 1st Department of Pathology, from 1932 surgeon at the 3rd Department of Surgery. In 1938 he went to the U.S.A. First, he worked in a private hospital, but in the same year he became Assistant in Medicine at the University of Chicago as pathologist. He received Doctor of Philosophy from that university in 1943. He became professor of internal medicine specialized in thoracic diseases in 1949. He took main role in the foundation of the Histochemical Society in 1950. In 1956, Gömöri went to California to the Palo Alto Medical Center and Medical Research Foundation where he worked during the rest of his life. First he studied the special histological structure of bone, but histochemistry soon became the main field of his research that made him world famous. He developed Gömöri trichrome stain and Gömöri methenamine silver stain.


  1. ^ LILLIE RD (May 1957). "George Gomori; 1904-1957". J. Histochem. Cytochem. 5 (3): 203. PMID 13449307. doi:10.1177/5.3.203. 
  2. ^ LILLIE RD (April 1957). "George Gomori, leading histochemist". Science. 125 (3251): 728. PMID 13421672. doi:10.1126/science.125.3251.728.