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George H. Hitchings

George H. Hitchings

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988
Co Nobelists Sir James W. Black, Gertrude B. Elion

Chemist, Pharmacologist. Discovered principles for drug treatment; developed drugs - anticancer, immunosuppressive, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-gout, anti-malarial. Purines. 6-mercaptopurine, Imuran, allopurinol, pyramethamine, trimethoprim, Acyclovir.

“My greatest satisfaction … save lives, relieve suffering. At baptism, my father dedicated my life to service of mankind. Very proud … able to fulfill his hopes.”

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George Hitchings donated the entire Nobel Prize money to the Triangle Community Foundation, North Carolina. In 1983 he had been the founder of the foundation. In the Research Triangle Park area, the foundation financially supports health care for the poor, protection for battered women, sending poor children to camps and other services.

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Name: George Herbert Hitchings
Birth: 18 April 1905, Hoquiam, WA, USA
Death: 27 February 1998, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Institution: Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Award: "for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
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