Bernardo Houssay

1887 - 1971

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Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, was a co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals. He was the first Argentine Nobel laureate in the sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo Houssay has received more than 112,735 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernardo Houssay is the 239th most popular physician (down from 196th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Argentina (down from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Physician.

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Among physicians, Bernardo Houssay ranks 239 out of 509Before him are Adolf Eugen Fick, Peter Agre, George H. Hitchings, Thomas Addison, Duchenne de Boulogne, and Carl Værnet. After him are José Bonaparte, Emil du Bois-Reymond, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, James Black, James Barry, and Lorna Wing.

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Among people born in 1887, Bernardo Houssay ranks 77Before him are Violet Jessop, Joseph Bech, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Savielly Tartakower, Tetsu Katayama, and Josef Čapek. After him are Sivananda Saraswati, François Faber, Hugo Steinhaus, George, Crown Prince of Serbia, Georg Heym, and Friedrich Zander. Among people deceased in 1971, Bernardo Houssay ranks 48Before him are J. D. Bernal, Violet Jessop, Jo Siffert, Reinhold Niebuhr, Edie Sedgwick, and Philippe Thys. After him are Helene Weigel, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, John Boyd Orr, and Leslie White.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Bernardo Houssay ranks 82 out of 900Before him are Bernard Blier (1916), Luis Bacalov (1933), César Milstein (1927), Mario Bunge (1919), Eduardo Duhalde (1941), and Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908). After him are José Bonaparte (1928), Carlos Tevez (1984), Guillermo Vilas (1952), Bartolomé Mitre (1821), Claudio Caniggia (1967), and Manuel Puig (1932).

Among PHYSICIANS In Argentina

Among physicians born in Argentina, Bernardo Houssay ranks 1After him are José Bonaparte (1928), René Favaloro (1923), and Cecilia Grierson (1859).