Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel
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Alexis Carrel
Born28 June 1873
Died5 November 1944
Alma materUniversity of Lyons
Known forTransplants
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1912)
Scientific career
InstitutionsRockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York City
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Alexis Carrel (28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon.[1] He won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work on joining blood vessels and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs.[2]


  1. "Biography of Alexis Carrel". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1912". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-07-28.