George Richards Minot
Died At Age: 64
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Born in: Boston
Famous as: Medical Researcher
Spouse/Ex-: Marian Linzee Weld
father: James Jackson Minot
mother: Elizabeth Whitney
siblings: Henry Whitney Minot, James Jackson Minot Jr
children: Charles Sedgwick Minot, Elizabeth Whitney Minot, Marian Linzee Minot
place of death: Boston
U.S. State: Massachusetts
education: BA, Harvard University (1908)
awards: 1934 - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
George Richards Minot was a famous American medical researcher. Minot pursued medicine with great passion and became interested in the study of human blood. It was his passion for this profession and his dedication that led to the phenomenal discovery —the treatment for pernicious anemia, for which he shared the 1934 Nobel Prize in medicine with William P. Murphy of Boston and with George Hoyt Whipple. Minot had a busy life, in which he was associated with several medical organizations and institutions, studying, researching and contributing towards physiology at the same time. He was appointed the 'Assistant in Medicine' in 1915, at the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Eventually, he moved to higher positions, both in Harvard and other renowned hospitals like Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital of Harvard University. Minot led an honorable life, which involved a continuous effort to contribute towards the cure of anemia and some other blood related diseases.
GEORGE RICHARDS MINOT TIMELINE
George Richards Minot was born on December 2, in Boston to James Jackson Minot and Elizabeth Whitney Minot.
Minot entered Harvard Medical School.
He graduated from Harvard Medical School.
Minot received his M.D. and began medical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
He joined the Massachusetts General Hospital to investigate on the various forms anemia.
He was positioned as an assistant professor in Harvard Medical School.
Minot along with his colleague Dr. Murphy, focus on the treatment of pernicious anemia and discover the therapy for it as well
At a meeting of the American Medical Association in Atlantic City, both of them submit the reports of successful treatment of anemic patients through the intake of liver.
Fraction G a substance from pure liver was tested by Minot and was acknowledged to be the cure for pernicious anemia.
He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine with William P. Murphy and George Hoyt Whipple.
Minot suffers from an acute stroke.
Minot dies on February 25, in Brookline, Massachusetts.
How To Cite
People Also Viewed