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The 1950 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded jointly to Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and Tadeus Reichstein of Basel, Switzerland. The three will share equally an award of more than $30,000, and each will receive a diploma and a gold medal.
Dr. Kendall, who is chief of the Biochemistry Section of the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Hench of the Medicine Section are well known to the medical scientists in this country and abroad. They have made outstanding contributions through their work on the effect of pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisone (compound E), and their pioneering work has done much to open the door to new hope for the control of a wide variety of diseases, ranging from various forms of arthritis to some of the more perplexing cardiovascular and dermatological disorders. Few substances have ever been more exciting to
1950 NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE. JAMA. 1950;144(10):849. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920100037014