Did you know? Masonic Philately

Sir George Cathcart No. 617



French Physiologist and Nobel Prize Winner




Richet won the 1913 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on anaphylaxis, his term for the sometimes fatal reaction by a sensitised individual to a second injection of an antigen. His research helped to elucidate problems of hay fever, asthma, and other allergic reactions to foreign substances and explained some cases of intoxication and sudden death not previously understood.

From 1887 to 1927 Richet taught at the University of Paris. For a time he was co-director of the Revue Scientifique. He is known for his investigations into the physiology of respiration and digestion, as well as epilepsy, the regulation of body heat, and a wide array of other subjects. He also was distinguished as a bacteriologist, pathologist, medical statistician, poet, novelist, and playwright.


Brother  Charles  was  Initiated  in  Cosmos  Lodge,  Paris  in  1876


Stamps  Issued:-  Sweden   1973  S.G.  No. 769