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Philip Showalter Hench (1896-1965), US physician, medical researcher and Nobel laureate. Hench shared the 1950 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Edward Calvin Kendall and Tadeus Reichstein. The share of the Nobel was awarded for Hench's discoveries relating to the adrenal cortex hormone cortisol, and its use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Photograph from the Lasker Awards Archives. Photographed circa 1949-50.
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