Nobel Prize-winning physician who discovered a way to treat the deadly disease pernicious anemia.
An interest in the study of human blood led him to his famous discovery.
He found in dog trials that a half a pound of raw liver reversed anemia. The same remedy worked with humans.
His father was also a physician and his grandfather founded the Massachusetts General Hospital.
George Whipple was Minot's research partner on anemia and shared his 1934 Nobel Prize.