Hench Philip Showalter
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Hench(hĕnch), Philip Showalter 1896-1965.
American physician. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for his research on the hormones of the adrenal cortex, especially the development of cortisone as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
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