Publication details for Prof Nick LewerLewer, N. (2006). 'Charles Richet: Medical Scientist, Innovator, Peace Thinker and Savant'. Medicine, Conflcit and Survival 26(2): 145-158.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
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This article looks at the life of Professor Charles Richet (1850-1935), a distinguished medical scientist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1913 for his work on anaphylaxis. He was also an aeroplace engineer, an investigator of psychic phenomena, active in the medical and international peace movement as a member of the leading peace organisations of the time including the International Medical Association for the Suppression of War, and the French Peace League. He also promoted controversial views about eugenics and the means of constucting what he considered to be a strong and health society.