Charles Richet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Richet

French physiologist and parapsychologist

Date of Birth: 26-Aug-1850

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 04-Dec-1935

Profession: writer, physician, psychologist, Esperantist, physiologist, immunologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Charles Richet

  • Prof Charles Robert Richet (25 August 1850 – 4 December 1935) was a French physiologist at the Collège de France known for his pioneering work in immunology.
  • In 1913, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "in recognition of his work on anaphylaxis".
  • Richet devoted many years to the study of paranormal and spiritualist phenomena, coining the term "ectoplasm".
  • He also believed in the inferiority of blacks, was a proponent of eugenics and presided over the French Eugenics Society towards the end of his life.
  • The Richet line of professorships of medical science would continue through his son Charles and his grandson Gabriel.
  • Gabriel Richet was one of the great pioneers of European nephrology.

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