Henri Laborit

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Henri Laborit (November 21, 1914 - May 18, 1995) was a French physician, writer and philosopher.

He was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and started his career as a surgeon in the Marine and then moved on to fundamental research. His interests were psychotropic drugs and eutonology. He won the prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 1957.

The drug GHB was first synthesized in the early 1960s by Laborit to use in studying the neurotransmitter GABA.

Bibliography

  • Du soleil à l'homme (1963)
  • Biologie et structure (1968)
  • L'Homme imaginant (1970)
  • La Société informationnelle (1973)
  • Les Comportements (1973)
  • La Nouvelle grille (1974)
  • L'Éloge de la fuite (1976)
  • L'Inhibition de l'action (1979)
  • La Colombe assassinée (1983)
  • Dieu ne joue pas aux dés (1987)
  • Esprit du grenier (1992)

See also

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