Bernardo Houssay, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bernardo Houssay

Argentine physician

Date of Birth: 10-Apr-1887

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 21-Sep-1971

Profession: physician, pharmacist, chemist, entomologist

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Bernardo Houssay

  • Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, was a co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals.
  • He was the first argentine Nobel laureate in the sciences.
  • He shared the prize with Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Cori, who won for their discoveries regarding the role of glucose in carbohydrate metabolism).

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