Edward Calvin Kendall


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Noun1.Edward Calvin Kendall - United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)Edward Calvin Kendall - United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
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The American biochemist Edward Calvin Kendall (1886-1972) studied thyroglobulin looking for some simple component that would do the work of the thyroid gland in trace quantities and that would therefore qualify as the hormone involved.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Philip Showalter Hench of the Mayo Clinic; Edward Calvin Kendall, head of the Department of Biochemistry, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota; and Tadeus Reichstein of the University of Basel, Switzerland, for their research into the nature of suprarenal cortex hormones and the use of cortisone.
The American biochemist Edward Calvin Kendall (1886-1972) isolated no fewer than twenty-eight different cortical hormones, or corticoids, of which four showed effects on laboratory animals.