Daniel Bovet (23 March 1907 ‚Äď 8 April 1992) was a Swiss-born
Italian pharmacologist who won
the 1957 Nobel
Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that
block the actions of specific neurotransmitters.
He is best known
for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines
, which block the
and are used in
medication. His other research
included work on chemotherapy
, sulfa drug
, the sympathetic nervous system
pharmacology of curare
, and other
born in Fleurier, Switzerland.
He was one of the few people who learned
as a first language
. He graduated from the
Geneva in 1927 and received his doctorate in 1929.
in 1929 until 1947 he worked at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
moved in 1947 to the Istituto Superiore di Sanit√† (Superior
Institute of Health) in Rome.
he became a professor in at the University of Sassari in Italy. From 1969 to 1971, he was the head 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.
- Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1942-1962,
Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1964