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Harry Eagle (born in New York City on 1905; died June 21, 1992) was an American physician and pathologist. He studied, and later worked, at John Hopkins University before moving on to the National Institutes of Health. From 1961 to 1988 he worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is best known for Eagle's minimal essential medium, which is important in understanding how human and mammalian cells reproduce.[1] In 1973 he was a co-winner of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and in 1987 he shared a National Medal of Science for Biological Science.


  • J. E. Darnell, L. Levintow, M. D. Scharef: Harry Eagle. J Cellular Physiology (1970) 76,3: S. 241-252 PMID 4925975
  • A. Gilman: Presentation of the Academy Medal to Harry Eagle, M. D. Bull N Y Acad Med. (1970) 46(9): S. 666-669 PMID 4916300


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