Daniel Bovet

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Birthday
23, 1907
Birthplace
Fleurier, Switzerland
Death Date
Apr 8, 1992 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1907
Birthplace
Fleurier, Switzerland
Death Date
Apr 8, 1992 (85)

About

Italian pharmacologist who, in 1937, discovered antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. He won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his revolutionary work.

Before Fame

He was born in Switzerland, worked in Paris, and became a professor in Italy.

Trivia

He led a study team which made the controversial conclusion that smoking tobacco cigarettes increased users' intelligence in 1965.

Family Life

His parents were named Amy Babut and Pierre Bovet.

Associated With

Another famous Swiss scientist like bovet was Carl Jung.