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Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

Date of Birth 09-September-1923
Place of Birth Yonkers
(Westchester County, United States of America, New York)
Nationality United States of America, Hungary
Also know as Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Prof. Carleton Gajdusek
Profession Scientist, Physician
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek was a Hungarian-Slovak-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.

Awards by Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases)