Paul Gyorgy

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Paul Gyorgy (April 7, 1893- March 1, 1976) was a Hungarian-born American nutritionist and pediatrician, a recipient of the National Medal of Science, best known for his discovery of three vitamins: riboflavin, vitamin B6, and biotin. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] The citation that President Gerald Ford gave Gyorgy with the National Medal of Science read: "For his discovery of three vitamins and related research that have greatly improved human nutrition".[4] Gyorgy was Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Medical School.[4] He was also Chief of Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,[2] and Chief of Pediatrics at Philadelphia General Hospital.[2]

Chronology[edit]

  • 1893: born in Nagyvarad, Hungary on April 7
  • 1915: M.D., the University of Budapest Medical School[2]
  • 1920: assistant professor, the University of Heidelberg
  • 1927: full professor, the University of Heidelberg[2]
  • 1933-1935: joined the Nutrition Laboratory of Cambridge University in England
  • 1934: discovered vitamin B6[2]
  • 1935: a Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, the Western Reserve University in Cleveland
  • 1937: associate Professor at the medical school, the Western Reserve University in Cleveland
  • 1944: an Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1946: promoted to Professor[2]
  • 1950-1957: Chief of Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania[2]
  • 1957-1963: Chief of Pediatrics at Philadelphia General Hospital from 1957-63[2]
  • 1963: Professor Emeritus[2]
  • 1976: died on March 1 at Morristown (N. J.) Memorial Hospital

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