Bernado Houssay Facts

Bernado Houssay Facts
Bernardo Houssay (April 10, 1887 to September 21, 1971) was an Argentinian doctor who specialized in physiological research; this research led to him sharing the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work in the understanding of blood sugar.
Interesting Bernado Houssay Facts:
Houssay was an ambitious learner, and was admitted to pharmacy school in Buenos Aires at only fourteen years of age; he entered the medical school of his university at seventeen.
He started a private practice as the assistant physician and became the Chief Physician in 1915.
At age twenty, he was a researcher and teacher for the university's chair of physiology.
After he received his doctorate he took the position of Professor of Physiology at the University.
He was appointed to the chair of physiology at the University of Buenos Aires Medicine School in 1919.
He made the physiology program at the University of Buenos Aires Medicine School into a very highly decorated and respected research department until a military dictatorship kept him from his posts because of his liberal ideas.
His discoveries stimulated the study of hormonal feedback control mechanisms which is very important to every part of modern endocrinology.
He was also the director of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council from 1957 until he died.
Houssay received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1947.
One of his disciples became the "father" of Brazilian neurophysiology.
Houssay wrote one of Latin America's most influential textbooks, Human Physiology.
His textbook has been used in almost every medical school on the continent.
He has published more than 600 scientific papers and books.
He was a very active leader and promoter of scientific research advancement in Argentina as well as Latin America.

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