Ten fun facts about Hans Selye


Fact 1
Hans Hugo Bruno Selye was born on January 26, 1907 in Vienna. He attended the German University of Prague as well as the universities of Paris and Rome.

Fact 2
In 1931, he went to Johns Hopkins University on a Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship.

Fact 3
Hans Selye joined the Université de Montréal where he worked with 15,000 lab animals with 40 assistants.


Fact 4
He was named “the Einstein of medicine” and wrote over 1700 scholarly papers and 39 books about stress. He became known work wide for his discovery of stress syndrome.

Fact 5
Two of Selye’s books, “The Stress of Life” and “Stress without Distress” were bestsellers.

Fact 6
In 1945, he worked as a professor and director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery at the University of Montreal.

Fact 7
Dr. Selye and Arthur Antille founded the Hans Selye Foundation. Dr. Selye also joined eight Nobel Laureates to found the Canadian Institute of Stress. In 1968 Hans Selye was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Fact 8
As a physician and endocrinologist he had three earned doctorates and 43 honorary doctorates.

Fact 9
He was one of the highly productive scientists in the 20th century with over 1,000 research publications according to a study by Kantha (1992.)

Fact 10
Hans Selye died in 1982 in Montreal at the age of 75.


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Was an Austro-Hungarian scientist and is considered one of the pioneers of endocrinology.



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