Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

János Hugo Bruno “Hans” Selye

Dr. Hans Selye, 1973

Dr. Hans Selye was a pioneering Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist known for demonstrating the existence of biological stress and indeed coining the term “stress”. Hungarian journalist Zsuzsanna Balázs contacted us about her article on Dr. Selye. She mentions that Selye “later thought that if he knew better English, he would probably have used “strain.””

Read the whole article (translate from Hungarian).

In 1968 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada – as was Mr. Karsh, in 1990. Dr. Selye was photographed twice, in 1953 and 1973.