George Richards Minot (1885-1950) was an American medical researcher. Among his interests were leucaemia, disorders of the lymphatic tissues and polycythaemia, but his most important contributions to knowledge were made in his studies of anemia. He shared the 1934 Nobel Prize with George Hoyt Whipple and William P. Murphy for their pioneering work on pernicious anemia. A severe form of anemia most often affecting older adults, caused by failure of the stomach to absorb vitamin B 12 and characterized by abnormally large red blood cells, gastrointestinal disturbances, and lesions of the spinal cord. He died at the age of 64.
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