Daniel Bovet

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Date of Birth March 23, 1907
Place of Birth Fleurier, Switzerland
Date of Death Apr 8, 1992 (85)
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Daniel Bovet

Daniel Bovet was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific neurotransmitters. He is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. His other research included work on chemotherapy, sulfa drugs, the sympathetic nervous system, the pharmacology of curare, and other neuropharmacological interests. In 1965, Bovet led a study team which concluded that smoking of tobacco cigarettes increased users' intelligence. He told The New York Times that the object was not to "create geniuses, but only [to] put the less-endowed individual in a position to reach a satisfactory mental and intellectual development". Bovet was born in Fleurier, Switzerland. He was a native Esperanto speaker. He graduated from the University of Geneva in 1927 and received his doctorate in 1929.

Born: March 23, 1907, Fleurier, Switzerland
Died: April 8, 1992, Rome, Italy
Fields: Pharmacology
Notable awards: Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1949) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1957)

About Daniel Bovet

Italian pharmacologist who, in 1937, discovered antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. He won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his revolutionary work.

Daniel Bovet Before Fame

He was born in Switzerland, worked in Paris, and became a professor in Italy.

Achievement of Daniel Bovet

He led a study team which made the controversial conclusion that smoking tobacco cigarettes increased users' intelligence in 1965.

Daniel Bovet Family Life

His parents were named Amy Babut and Pierre Bovet.

Associations of Daniel Bovet

Another famous Swiss scientist like bovet was Carl Jung.

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  • Swiss Protestants
  • Sapienza University of Rome faculty
  • Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine
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