Houssay

1976 UP20 . Discovered 1976 Oct. 21 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito.

Named in memory of the remarkable Argentinian scientist and teacher Bernardo A. Houssay (1887-1971), one of the most influential researchers and teachers in medicine in Latin America, recipient of the Nobel prize for medicine in 1947 and many other international honors. Known in particular for his work in physiology and pharmacology, he wrote extensively on nutrition, internal secreting glands, experimental pathology and toxicology. (M 11156)

The 1947 Nobel prize in medicine was shared between Houssay and C. F. Cori, and G. T. Cori, respectively {see planet (6173)}.

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