philip showalter hench

Hench

[hench]
noun
Philip Showalter [shoh-awl-ter] , 1896–1965, U.S. physician: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1950.
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Hench (hěnch), Philip Showalter. 1896-1965.

American physician. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning adrenocortical hormones.

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philip showalter hench

American physician who with Edward C. Kendall in 1948 successfully applied an adrenal hormone (later known as cortisone) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. With Kendall and Tadeus Reichstein of Switzerland, Hench received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for discoveries concerning hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects

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