Pioneer of toxicology in Canada
Plaa was educated at the University of California and came to Canada in 1968, joining the faculty of the Université de Montréal, where he served as chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He was one of the first researchers to study the toxic effect of chemicals on the liver, particularly the way chlorinated hydrocarbons like chloroform and carbon tetrachloride kill liver cells.
Sources: Who’s Who in America 1994
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