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Edward Calvin Kendall
Born March 8, 1886(1886-03-08)
South Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Died May 4, 1972 (aged 86) Princeton, NJ, USA
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Parke-Davis
St. Luke's Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Princeton University
Alma mater Columbia University
Known for isolation of thyroxine
discovery of cortisone
Notable awards Lasker Award (1949)
Passano Foundation (1950)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1950)

Edward Calvin Kendall (March 8, 1886, South Norwalk, Connecticut – May 4, 1972, Princeton, New Jersey) 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, University of Minnesota on the structure and biological effects of adrenal cortex hormones. He was credited for the discovery of the hormone Cortisone. He earned his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1908, 1909 and 1910, respectively.

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