Fuerth, Otto, b. Strakonice, Czech Republic (then Strakonitz), Nov. 18, 1867, d. Vienna, June 7, 1938, expert in chemistry, physician; from 1929 Professor of Medical Chemistry at Vienna University. One of the last scientists who covered all fields of biochemistry. Developed quantitative measuring techniques for the determination of biochemical substances. Contributed greatly to adrenalin synthesis and was one of the first scientists to study hormones. Developed a method for determining lactic acid.