Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (September 9, 1923-December 12, 2008) was an American physician and medical researcher who was the co-recipient (with Baruch S. Blumberg) of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for work on kuru, the first human prion disease demonstrated to be infectious. Gajdusek's father, Karol Gajdusek, was from B d sk, Kingdom of Hungary, now Smrd ky, Slovakia and was an ethnic Slovak who was a butcher. His maternal grandparents, ethnic Hungarians of the Calvinist faith, emigrated from Debrecen, Hungary. Gajdusek was born in Yonkers, New York, and graduated in 1943 from the University of Rochester, where he studied physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics. He obtained an M.D. from Harvard University in 1946 and performed postdoctoral research at Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology, and Harvard.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136720361
  • 9786136720364