William Beaumont

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Birthday
21, 1785
Birthplace
Lebanon, CT
Death Date
Apr 25, 1853 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1785
Birthplace
Lebanon, CT
Death Date
Apr 25, 1853 (67)

About

Doctor who became known as the "Father of Gastric Physiology" for performing a pioneering study of human digestion. He conducted a set of experiments on the effects that temperature, exercise and even emotions have on the digestive process.

Before Fame

He worked assisting an Army surgeon during the War of 1812.

Trivia

He published Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion in 1838. A highway is named after him in his hometown of Lebanon.

Family Life

He got married to Deborah Green Platt in 1821.

Associated With

He made great advances towards the study of physiology like scientist Claude Bernard.