2002, Number 4
Gac Med Mex 2002; 138 (4)
George H. Whipple. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1934. Whipple's Disease, Pernicious Anemia and Other Contributions to Medicine.
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ABSTRACTGeorge Hoyot Whipple (1878-1976) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1934, along with Minot and Murphy for their studies in pernicious anemia. Whipple´s name has been given to the bacterial disease which he describes in 1907 that we know today as Whipple's disease or intestinal lipodystrophy. He gave the name of thalasemia to the Mediterranean anemia of Cooley, and made diverse contributions to hematology and general pathology. He worked with William Welch in the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later became director of the University of Rochester. He died in 1976 at the age of 98.