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Baruch Samuel Blumberg

A NASA portrait of Dr. Baruch Blumberg in 1999
Born Baruch Samuel Blumberg
July 28, 1925(1925-07-28)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
Died April 5, 2011(2011-04-05) (aged 85)
Mountain View, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Known for Hepatitis B virus

Baruch Samuel "Barry" Blumberg (July 28, 1925 – April 5, 2011) was an American doctor.

He is best known for the research he did on the Hepatitis B virus.[2] He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for "for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases". He shared the prize with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek.[1]

He died on April 5, 2011 a short while after he gave the keynote speech at the International Lunar Research Park Exploratory Workshop held at NASA Ames Research Center.[3]


This person won a Nobel Prize