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Mini 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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