Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B) Black,
James Whyte (Sir)
One of three who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for
physiology or medicine in 1988. He was born in Scotland and has been
described as "probably the greatest and most important living
pharmacologist." Sir James, who works in England, was the discoverer
of beta blockers, a milestone in the treatment of high blood pressure and
heart disease. He is also the discoverer of H-2 receptor-antagonists used
in the treatment of ulcers.
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