Professor Daniel Bovet receiving the 1957 The Medicine Prize medal from the Swedish King Gustav VI Adolf.
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Daniel Bovet discovered antihistamine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1957 was awarded to Daniel Bovet “for his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit the action of certain body substances, and especially their action on the vascular system and the skeletal muscles.” Prize share 1/1.
Daniel Bovet (1907 – 1992) is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication.
Daniel Bovet was 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.
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