George Hoyt Whipple

George Hoyt Whipple
George Hoyt Whipple was born on August 28 in 1878 in the family GP. While still a student of the local secondary school, he was confident that becoming a doctor. Received a broad education, Whipple went to medical school, where he studied science, and soon teaching. After naming his medical degree in 1905 he became an assistant pathology in medical school at Johns Hopkins University, and two years later went to Panama for the study of tropical diseases.

On his return from Panama Whipple began working with John Sperry, who studied regenerative processes in the liver cells. Long-term experiments have led to the discovery of a new method in the treatment of patients with pernicious anemia, which at the time was an incurable disease.

With the advances in the treatment of anemic patients with Whipple colleagues — Minot and Murphy — shared in the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. "The new method, — said in a speech at the presentation of Israel Holmgrin of the Karolinska Institute — have already saved thousands of lives in the future and prevent the death of many more peopleĀ».

Whipple was also the first researcher who has identified a rare bowel disease at which the deposition of lipids in the lining of the small intestine (later called Whipple's disease), has prepared a set of medical school graduates in various fields, the library has organized a solid academic foundation. In addition to the Nobel Prize, for the many merits of Whipple was awarded honorary degrees and various awards.

George Hoyt Whipple died February 1 in 1976 in Rochester, in the hospital, which once helped build.