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Hans Selye, Austrian physician. Fellow Royal Society (Canada), New York Academy Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pan American Medical Association (North America chairman of the section endocrinology); member Ohio Hungarian Society, Hungarian Medical Society American (honorary president); member foreign, nat., state and local professional medical associations and orgns., in both general and special fields.

Background

Selye, Hans was born on January 26, 1907 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Hugo and Maria Felicitas (Langbank) Selye.

Education

Student, College Benedictine Fathers, Komárom, Hungary, 1916-1924. Student, German U., Prague, 1924-1925, 27-29, U. Paris, 1925-1926, U. Rome, 1926-1927.

Career

Assistant in experimental pathology, histology laboratory German U., 1929-1931. Rockefeller research fellow department biochemistry hygiene Johns Hopkins University, 1931. Research fellow department biochemistry McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1932-1933, lecturer biochemistry, 1933-1934, assistant professor biochemistry, 1934-1937, assistant professor histology, 1937-1941, associate professor histology, 1941-1945.

Professor, director Institute Experimental Medicine and Surgery, U. Montreal, 1945-1976, professor emeritus, 1977-1982. President International Institute of Stress, 1976-1982, Hans Selye Foundation, 1979. Expert consultant to Surgeon General, United States Army, 1947-1957.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: several specialized medical books including Annual Reports on Stress, 1951-1956, The Story of the Adaptation Syndrome, 1952, The Stress of Life, 1956, The Chemical Prevention of Cardiac Necroses, 1958, Calciphylaxis, 1962, From Dream to Discovery, 1964, The Mast Cells, 1965, Thrombohemorrhagic Phenomena, 1966, In Vivo, 1967, Anaphylactoid Edema, 1968, Experimental Cardiovascular Diseases, 1970, Hormones and Resistance, 1971, Stress Without Distress, 1974, Stress in Health and Disease, 1976, The Stress of Life, 2d edition, 1976, The Stress of My Life, 1977, 2d edition., 1979 (Canada Authors Association Literature award), Selye’s Guide to Stress Research, Volume 1, 1979, Volume 2, 1981. Editor: (with others) several specialized medical books including Cancer, Stress and Death, 1979. Editorial board: (with others) several specialized medical books including Ars Medici, Belgium, Experimentelle Chirurgie, Germany, American Journal Clinical Hypnosis, International Journal Neuropsychiatry.

      Others

    • author (with others) philosophy of altruistic egoism to cope with stress.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society (Canada), New York Academy Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pan American Medical Association (North America chairman of the section endocrinology). Member Ohio Hungarian Society, Hungarian Medical Society American (honorary president). Member foreign, nat., state and local professional medical associations and orgns., in both general and special fields.

Connections

Married Louise Drevet, October 5, 1978. Children: Catherine Michel, Jean, Marie, Andre.

father:
Hugo Selye

mother:
Maria Felicitas (Langbank) Selye

spouse:
Louise Drevet

child:
Catherine Michel Selye

child:
Jean Selye

child:
Marie Selye

child:
Andre Selye