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Herbert Spencer Gasser

Herbert Spencer Gasser About American physiologist who won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering research into nerve conduction of signals. He became a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1946. Other Informations During WW I he was part of the research effort into chemical warfare, and later went to …

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Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer About American physician and anthropologist most famous for his humanitarian efforts in providing health care to impoverished countries around the world. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Health and Human Rights Journal. Other Informations He was president of his class at Hernando High School. He received the S. Roger Horchow Award for …

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Harvey Fletcher

Harvey Fletcher About ‘Father of stereophonic sound’ who became a leading authority on how humans hear, and how sound devices should be made. He was President of the American Physical Society and was only the second ever honorary fellow of Acoustical Society of America, after Thomas Edison. Other Informations After completing his studies at the …

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Kiki Sanford

Kiki Sanford About Neurophysiologist and podcast host who is recognized for her work on This Week in Science and Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour. She is best known for her ability to bridge academics and laypersons into scientific discussions. Other Informations She obtained a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and integrative physiology from UC Davis. She co-created a pilot for a …

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Wilhelm Weinberg

Wilhelm Weinberg About German physician known for his 1908 paper in which he discussed what would come to be known as the Hardy-Weinberg principle. He is also recognized as the first person to explain the effect of ascertainment bias on genetic observations. Other Informations He received his M.D. in 1886 and worked as a gynecologist …

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Luc Montagnier

Luc Montagnier About Won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the human immunodeficiency virus, popularly known as HIV. Other Informations Willy Rozenbaum asked him for help researching the cause of AIDS, which at the time was known as “Gay-related immune deficiency.” He wrote a paper on high dillutions that homeopaths claimed …

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Gregorio Maranon

Gregorio Maranon About Spanish scientist, physician, writer, and philosopher who is known as one of the most brilliant Spanish intellectuals of the 20th century and who founded the Institute of Medical Pathology. Other Informations He specialized in endocrinology while attending medical school. He was a member of the International Society for the History of Medicine. …

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David H Hubel

David H Hubel About Known for his research on the brain’s visual cortex, he was the 1981 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology. Also an academic, he taught for many years at the Harvard University Medical School. Other Informations He earned both his undergraduate degree in physics and his medical degree from McGill University …

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Corneille Heymans

Corneille Heymans About Physiologist who received 1938’s Nobel Prize for Physiology for his discoveries related to blood pressure and blood’s oxygen content. Other Informations He received mentoring and training at the Collège de France, the University of Lausanne, the University of Vienna, University College London, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He followed …

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Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard About Physiologist who was one of the first to suggest the use of blind experiments to ensure the objectivity of scientific observations. He was one of the primary proponents of vivisection, which is a surgery conducted on a living organism. Other Informations He found early success by writing vaudeville comedy. His first important …

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Carl Ludwig

Carl Ludwig About Renowned professor of physiology and comparative anatomy who pioneered research in topics such as blood pressure, urinary excretion and anesthesia. He received the Copley Medal in 1884 and in 1869, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Other Informations He was born in Germany and obtained …

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Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi About Italian scientist and physician responsible for the discovery of the nervous tissue-related phenomenon known as the “black reaction”. He also discovered the sensory organ which came to be known as the Golgi receptor. Other Informations He worked at a psychiatric hospital. In 1906, he earned the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine …