International Society of Hypertension

The Franz Volhard of the International Society of Hypertension by Stephen Harrap

There can be few greater honours than to have the peak international society of professional peers dedicate their premier award in one's name. Franz Volhard was posthumously recognized in this way with the first Franz Volhard Award of the International Society of Hypertension in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of his birth.

Through his work on kidney pathology and renal hypertension (among other things) Volhard was a pioneering leader in the early 20th century.

The criteria for the Award speak to achievements of substance and duration:

The award shall be made biennially to a person or persons who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee of the ISH, shall have initiated in the field of hypertension or in a related discipline, a concept which remains of current interest.

The stature of the Volhard Award is to no small extent defined by the calibre of the recipients and the list of Awardees speaks volumes. 

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