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Andrzej Viktor Schally

Born 30 November 1926 (1926-11-30) (age 83)
Wilno, Second Polish Republic
Profession Medicine
Institutions Baylor College of Medicine
Tulane University
Specialism Endocrinology
Education McGill University
Notable prizes Albert Lasker Award (1975)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1977)

Andrzej "Andrew" Viktor Schally (born November 30, 1926) is a Polish-born American endocrinologist and Nobel Prize laureate (1977) in medicine.

Biography

Schally was born in Wilno, Second Polish Republic (now Vilnius, Lithuania), as the son of Gen. Brigadier Kazimierz Schally who was Chief of the Cabinet of President Ignacy Mościcki of Poland. During World War II, Schally survived the Holocaust while living among the Jewish-Polish Community in Roumania. In 1945, he moved via Italy and France to England and Scotland. Schally received his education in Scotland and England. In 1952, he moved to Canada. He received his doctorate in endocrinology from McGill University in 1957. That same year he left for a research career in the United States where he has worked principally at Tulane University. Schally currently conducts research in Endocrinology at the Miami Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Miami, Fl. A Canadian citizen when he left Canada, Schally became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1962. He was affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine for some years in Houston, Texas.[1]

He developed a whole new realm of knowledge concerning the brain's control over the body chemistry. His works also addressed birth control methods and growth hormones. He—as well as Roger Guillemin—described the neurohormone GnRH that controls FSH and LH.

Schally received an honoris causa Doctors degree from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He received a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977.

References

  1. ^ Andrew V. Schally - Autobiography
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Andrzej Wiktor Schally
File:Schally
Andrew Schally
BornNovember 30, 1926
Wilno, Poland
ResidenceU.S.A.
NationalityPolish
InstitutionsTulane University
Notable prizesNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977

Andrzej Wiktor Schally, also known as Andrew W. Schally, born November 30, 1926 in Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). He is an endocrinologist and in 1977 won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Born in Poland, Andrew Schally received his education in Scotland and England. In 1952, he moved to Canada. He received his doctorate in endocrinology from McGill University in 1957. That same year he left for a research career in the United States where he has worked mainly at Tulane University. A Canadian citizen when he left Canada, Schally became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1962. He was affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine for some years in Houston, Texas.[1]

He developed a whole new realm of knowledge concerning the brain’s control over the body chemistry. His works also addressed birth control methods and growth hormones. He - as well as Roger Guillemin- described the neurohormone GnRH that controls FSH and LH. He was awarded an honorary Doctoral Degree from Jagiellonian University at Kraków.

Books

  • Aleksandra Ziółkowska "Korzenie są polskie", Warszawa 1992. ISBN 83-7066-406-7
  • Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm "The Roots Are Polish", Toronto 2004 (English language imprint). ISBN 0-920517-05-6
  • Nicholas Wade (1981). The Nobel Duel, Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, NY.

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