Kathleen Montagu

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Kathleen Montagu
Born 1847 / 1907
Died 28 March 1966(1966-03-28)
Nationality British
Institutions Runwell Hospital
Known for Dopamine

Kathleen Montagu (estimated birth between 1847 and 1907 – March 28, 1966[1]) was the first researcher to identify dopamine in human brains. Working in Hans Weil-Malherbe’s laboratory at the Runwell Hospital outside London[2] the presence of dopamine was identified by paper chromatography in the brain of several species, including a human brain.[3] Her research was published in August 1957,[4] followed and confirmed by Hans Weil-Malherbe in November 1957.[3]

Nobel Prize-rewarded Arvid Carlsson is often claimed to be the first researcher to identify dopamine in human brain, however his research was published in November 1957,[5] along with colleagues Margit Linsqvist and Tor Magnusson.


  1. Montagu, Kathleen. "Geni". www.geni.com. Geni. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. Björklund, Anders. "Fifty Years of Dopamine Research" (PDF). www.cell.com. Elsevier. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Riederer, Peter. "Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders". books.google.com. Springer Science & Business Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. Montagu, Kathleen. "Catechol Compounds in Rat Tissues and in Brains of Different Animals". http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v180/n4579/abs/180244a0.html. Retrieved 31 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. Carlsson, Arvid. "3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine and 5-hydroxytryptophan as reserpine antagonists". www.nature.com. Nature. Retrieved 31 March 2015.