George Hoyt Whipple

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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