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26/01/1907 Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist Hans Selye is born

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Dr. Hans Selye: The Father of Stress

He is noted for his first demonstration of the existence of biological stress. Selye conducted experiments on the hypothetical non-specific response of an organism to stressors. Although he did not recognize all of the many aspects of glucocorticoids, he was aware of their role in the stress response.