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Minot, George Richards
George Richards Minot (mī´nət), 1885–1950, American physician and pathologist, b. Boston, M.D. Harvard, 1912. From 1928 to 1948 he was professor of medicine at Harvard and director of the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital. He specialized in diseases of the blood, and for his research on the value of liver in treating pernicious anemia he shared with W. P. Murphy and G. H. Whipple the 1934 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
See biography by F. M. Rackemann (1956).