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.
He was born in Switzerland, worked in Paris, and became a professor in Italy.
He led a study team which made the controversial conclusion that smoking tobacco cigarettes increased users' intelligence in 1965.
His parents were named Amy Babut and Pierre Bovet.
Another famous Swiss scientist like bovet was Carl Jung.