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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1950

For their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects
Name - Edward Calvin Kendall
Date of birth - March 8, 1886
Institutions - Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA
Country - USA

Description - Edward Calvin Kendall was an American chemist who, together with Philip S. Hench and Tadeus Reichstein, won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for research at the Mayo Clinic.


Name - Tadeus Reichstein
Date of birth - July 20, 1897
Institutions - Basel University Basel, Switzerland
Country - Switzerland

Description - Tadeusz Reichstein was a Polish-born Swiss chemist and Nobel laureate.Reichstein was born into a Jewish family at Wloclawek, Congress Poland, and spent his early childhood at Kiev, where his father was an engineer. He began his education a boarding-school at Jena, Germany.


Name - Philip Showalter Hench
Date of birth - February 28, 1896
Institutions - Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA
Country - USA

Description - Philip Showalter Hench was an American physician who, with E. C. Kendall, in 1948 successfully applied an adrenal hormone in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis at the Mayo Clinic.