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04/05/1972 American chemist Edward Calvin Kendall dies

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Edward Calvin Kendall was an American chemist. In 1950, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine along with Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein and Mayo Clinic physician Philip S. Hench, for their work with the hormones of the adrenal gland. Yet Kendall did not focus solely on the adrenal glands, he was also responsible for isolating thyroxine, a hormone of the thyroid gland and worked with the team that crystallized glutathione and identified its chemical structure.
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