Alexis Carrel, first North American to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First North American presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1912

Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, USA, was presented with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912.

Quote: “for his work on vascular ligature and on the grafting of blood vessels and organs.”

Additional Information:

  • Alexis Carrel: Biographical
    Alexis Carrel was born at Lyons, France, on June 28, 1873. He was the son of a business man, also named Alexis Carrel, who died when his son was very young.
  • Alexis Carrel: Facts
    The circulatory system, which plays a key role in transporting substances throughout the body, consists of the heart and blood vessels.
  • Alexis Carrel: Nobel Lecture
    Suture of Blood-Vessels and Transplantation of Organs | The idea of replacing diseased organs by sound ones, of putting back an amputated limb or even of grafting a new limb on to a patient who has undergone an amputation, is far from being original.
  • Alexis Carrel: Banquet Speech
    Je remercie les membres de l’Institut Carolin pour l’honneur qu’ils m’ont fait en me décernant le glorieux Prix Nobel. Cet honneur s’adresse aussi aux hommes qui ont inspiré ces travaux et à ceux qui ont fondé et organisé la grande institution scientifique américaine où ils ont pu être exécutés.
  • Alexis Carrel: Nominations
    Nominated on 3 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Alexis Carrel – Wikipedia
    Alexis Carrel (French: [alɛksi kaʁɛl]; 28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques.
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  • Alexis Carrel facts, information, pictures | articles …
    He was the eldest child of Alexis Carrel–Billiard, a textile manufacturer, and his wife, Anne–Marie Ricard, both from bourgeois Roman Catholic families.
  • Alleged Nazi sympathizer Alexis Carrel’s name to be removed from …
    MONTREAL – The City of Montreal will remove the name of a Nobel Prize-winning doctor from a street and a park because he was an alleged Nazi sympathizer.
  • Nobel Prize Laureate: Alexis Carrel
    The adage that the cure is sometimes worse than the disease is especially evident in the operating room. Although the last 100 years have seen tremendous advancements in the field of surgery, few would have been possible without the contributions of Alexis Carrel, a member of Rockefeller University’s first generation of scientists.
  • Alexis Carrel | French surgeon, sociologist, and biologist | Britannica …
    Alexis Carrel, (born June 28, 1873, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France—died November 5, 1944, Paris), French surgeon who received the 1912 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for developing a method of suturing blood vessels.
  • Alexis Carrel’s Immortal Chick Heart Tissue Cultures
    n an effort to develop tissue culture techniques for long-term tissue cultivation, French surgeon and biologist Alexis Carrel, and his associates, produced and maintained a series of chick heart tissue cultures at the Rockefeller Institute in New York City.
      Alexis Carrel
      Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research

Alexis Carrel


      June 28, 1873, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France
      November 5, 1944, Paris, France
      Alexis Carrel-Billiard, Anne Ricard Carrel


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