George Richards Minot

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Birthday
2, 1885
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 25, 1950 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1885
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Feb 25, 1950 (64)

About

Nobel Prize-winning physician who discovered a way to treat the deadly disease pernicious anemia.

Before Fame

An interest in the study of human blood led him to his famous discovery.

Trivia

He found in dog trials that a half a pound of raw liver reversed anemia. The same remedy worked with humans.

Family Life

His father was also a physician and his grandfather founded the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Associated With

George Whipple was Minot's research partner on anemia and shared his 1934 Nobel Prize.