Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

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1923 – 2008

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Who was Daniel Carleton Gajdusek?

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek was an American physician and medical researcher who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for work on kuru, the first human prion disease demonstrated to be infectious.

In 1996, Gajdusek was charged with child molestation and after being convicted, spent 12 months in prison before entering a self-imposed exile in Europe, where he died a decade later.

His papers are held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Born
Sep 9, 1923
Yonkers
Also known as
  • Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
  • Prof. Carleton Gajdusek
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Hungary
Profession
Education
  • Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University
    ( - 1946)
  • University of Rochester
    ( - 1943)
  • Harvard Medical School
Employment
  • Pasteur Institute of Tehran
    (1952 - 1953)
  • Visiting Investigator, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    (1953 - )
Lived in
  • Yonkers
Died
Dec 12, 2008
Tromsø

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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