Charles Brenton Huggins, MD
Nobel Laureate in Urology
1901 - 1997
Nobel Prize winner Charles B. Huggins, MD was born on September 2, 1901 in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he went to public school and college. He then went to Harvard Medical School, where he was the youngest student in his class, and graduated in 1924. He subsequently moved to the University of Michigan where he did his internship and began his specialty training.
He continued this training at the University of Chicago where he was offered a position as research assistant and, shortly thereafter, the directorship of the division of urology. Though his training had been in surgery, he accepted the offer and bought the Edward Keyes textbook Urology, which he literally memorized in a very short period of time.