Whipple, George Hoyt

Whipple, George Hoyt,

1878–1976, American pathologist, b. Ashland, N.H., M.D. Johns Hopkins, 1905. He taught at Johns Hopkins (1909–14) and at the Univ. of California (1914–21) and was professor of pathology and dean of the school of medicine and dentistry at the Univ. of Rochester (1921–54). His work included studies of metabolism, blood regeneration, and anemia. For his independent researches on the treatment of pernicious anemia by the use of liver he shared the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with G. R. Minot and W. P. Murphy.
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Whipple, George Hoyt


Born Aug. 28, 1878; died Feb. 1, 1976. American physician and pathologist.

Whipple graduated from Yale University in 1900 and received the M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1905. He was a professor at the University of California from 1914 to 1921 and a professor of pathology at the University of Rochester from 1921 to 1955. Whipple’s main works dealt with anemias, pigment metabolism, liver and pancreatic lesions, tuberculosis, and parasitic diseases. Whipple was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1934 jointly with G. R. Minot and W. Murphy for discovering the role of the liver in hematopoiesis and for the use of liver therapy in pernicious anemia.


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