George H. Hitchings Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

George H. Hitchings Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

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This Biography is about one of the best Physiologist George H. Hitchings including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of George H. Hitchings
Real Name George H. Hitchings
Profession Physiologists
Famous as Physiologist
Nationality American
Personal life of George H. Hitchings
Born on 18 April 1905
Birthday 18th April
Died At Age 92
Sun Sign Aries
Born in Hoquiam, Washington, United States
Died on 27 February 1998
Awards 1988 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1968 – Gairdner Foundation International Award

Personal Fact of George H. Hitchings

George H. Hitchings was an American doctor who was one of the co-recipients of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was renowned for his medical research, especially his groundbreaking work on chemotherapy. His works paved the way for the development of life-saving drugs to treat diseases like leukemia, gout, and disorders of the human immunity system. Born into a loving family in Washington, he enjoyed a happy childhood for a few years before his father was stricken with an incurable illness.

After a prolonged battle for his life, he died when George was just 12 years old. The illness and untimely death of his father had a profound impact on the young boy and he decided to become a doctor on growing up. Intelligent and determined, he made his way into the University of Washington as a premedical student in 1923. He found the intellectual atmosphere of the university very stimulating and graduated with a degree in chemistry. After completing his master’s degree, he proceeded to the Harvard University and earned his doctorate.

Years later while working for Wellcome Research Laboratories he collaborated with Gertrude Elion and the duo began their work on drug therapies for malaria, leukemia, gout, organ transplantation and bacterial infections. Their extraordinary work earned the pair the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

 

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