Died At Age: 84
Sun Sign: Virgo
Born in: Philadelphia
Famous as: Neuroscientist
Spouse/Ex-: Josephine Gross
U.S. State: Pennsylvania
discoveries/inventions: Measuring Blood Flow In The Brain
education: University of Pennsylvania
awards: 1988 - NAS Award in the Neurosciences
- Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award
Seymour Kety was a popular American neuroscientist who made psychiatry a rigorous branch of medicine. As a child, Kety couldn’t participate in athletic activities due to an injury to the foot and became deeply interested in chemistry, thanks to an intellectually inspiring atmosphere in the house and at school. The fact that, he even made a lab in his house and spent hours experimenting is a testimony to his dedication and passion, even as a child. No wonder the boy grew up to be a genius and came up with pioneering concepts in physiology, psychiatry and neuroscience. Establishing a strong link between genetics and schizophrenia and the usage of chelating agent to treat metal intoxication in kids are only a few in his plethora of achievements. He was awarded the Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science which is known as America’s Nobel Prize. Scroll down and learn all about the childhood, profile and career of this great mind.
- The Transmission of schizophrenia; proceedings of the second research conference of the Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry, Dorado, Puerto Rico, 26 June to 1 July 1967. (Co-authored)
- Amines and schizophrenia; [papers]. (co-authored)
- Genetics of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
- Regional neurochemistry; the regional chemistry, physiology, and pharmacology of the nervous system; proceedings. (co-authored)
- The pharmacology of psychotomimetic and psychotherapeutic drugs.
- Hevesy Pioneer Award, 1988
- Award in the Neurosciences from the National Academy of Sciences, 1988
- Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science, 1999
SEYMOUR KETY TIMELINE
Semyour S. Kety was born on 25 August in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kety completed his medical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Seymour left Pennsylvania University and became the Scientific Director of the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and NINDB (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke).
Became the chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Science.
Seymour Kety became the chairman of psychiatry department at the John Hopkins University.
Moved to Harvard as a Psychiatry faculty.
Worked as a senior psycho-biologist at Mc Lean Hospital in Belmont in Mass.
Seymour Kety died on 25 May in Westwood in Mass at the age of 84.
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