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Daniel Bovet

physiologist

Daniel Bovet, Swiss physiologist. Recipient Nobel prize for physiology and medicine, 1957; decorated grand officer Order Italian Republic. Member Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Royal Society (England) (foreign).

Background

Bovet, Daniel was born in 1907 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Son of Pierre and Amy (Babut) Bovet.

Education

Doctor of Science, University Geneva. Doctorate (honorary), University Palermo, University Rio de Janeiro.

Career

Assistant in Physiology, University of Geneva 1928-1929. Assistant Institute Pasteur, Paris 1929-1939, Director of Laboratory 1939-1947. Director of Laboratories of Therapeutical Chemistry, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome 1947-1964.

Professor, of Pharmacology, University of Sassari 1964-1971. Professor, of Psychobiology, University of Rome 1971-1982, Honorary Professor since 1982. Director Laboratory of Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology, Consiglio Naz. delle Ricerche 1969-1975.

Works

  • Structure chimique et activite pharmacodynamique des medicaments du systeme nerveux vegetatif (with F. Bovet-Nitti) 1948, Curare and Curare-like Agents (with F. Bovet-Nitti and G. B. MariniBettolo) 1959, Controlling Drugs (with R. H. Blum and J. Moore), 1974.

Membership

Member Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Royal Society (England) (foreign).

Connections

Married Filomena Nitti in 1938.

father:
Pierre Bovet

mother:
Amy (Babut) Bovet

spouse:
Filomena Nitti