Daniel Bovet

About Daniel Bovet

Who is it?: Pharmacologist
Birth Day: March 23, 1907
Birth Place: Fleurier, Switzerland, Italian
Died On: 8 April 1992(1992-04-08) (aged 85)\nRome, Italy
Birth Sign: Aries
Residence: Italy
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1957)
Fields: Pharmacology

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Daniel Bovet was bornon March 23, 1907 in Fleurier, Switzerland, Italian, is Pharmacologist. Daniel Bovet was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who rose to fame for his discovery of the chemotherapeutic agents that inhibited the action of certain body substances on the vascular system and skeletal muscles. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1957 for the same. Bovet’s best known discovery came in the year 1937 when he discovered antihistamines. Antihistamine blocked the neurotransmitter histamine and was thus used in allergy medication. In 1947, Bovet turned his attention to curare, a drug used to relax muscles during surgery. Since curare was an expensive and an unpredictable drug, he researched to find a low-cost alternative that was dependable. He, thus, came up with gallamine and succinylcholine that gained widespread use. Bovet in his lifetime held several academic positions, serving as the Chief of the Laboratory of Therapeutic Chemistry of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome. He became professor of pharmacology at the University of Sassari. He served as the head of the psychobiology and psychopharmacology laboratory of the National Research Council in Rome and later worked as a professor of psychobiology at the University of Rome.
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1927

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. Beginning in 1929 until 1947 he worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He then moved in 1947 to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Superior Institute of Health) in Rome. In 1964, he became a professor in at the University of Sassari in Italy. From 1969 to 1971, he was the head of the Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology Laboratory of the National Research Council, in Rome, before stepping down to become a professor at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He retired in 1982.

1965

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".