Baruch Samuel Blumberg

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1925 – 2011

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Who was Baruch Samuel Blumberg?

Baruch Samuel "Barry" Blumberg was an American doctor and co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the Hepatitis B virus as an investigator at the NIH, and the President of the American Philosophical Society from 2005 until his death.

Blumberg received the Nobel Prize for "discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases." Blumberg identified the Hepatitis B virus, and later developed its diagnostic test and vaccine.

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Born
Jul 28, 1925
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Dr. Baruch Samuel Blumberg
  • Baruch S Blumberg
Ethnicity
  • Jewish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Far Rockaway High School
  • Balliol College
  • Columbia University
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Union College
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Apr 5, 2011
Mountain View

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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