Hans Hugo Bruno Selye

January 26th

  • He was an Austrian-born Canadian endocrinologist
  • known for his studies of the effects of stress on the human body.
  • Selye first detected the effects of stress in 1936 when he injected ovarian hormones into the glandular system of laboratory rats.
  • The hormone stimulated the outer tissue of the adrenal glands of the rats, caused deterioration of the thymus gland, and produced ulcers and finally death.

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