Awards & Winners

Edward Calvin Kendall

Date of Birth 08-March-1886
Place of Birth South Norwalk
(Connecticut, Fairfield County, Norwalk)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Chemist
Edward Calvin Kendall was an American chemist. In 1950, Kendall 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. Kendall did not only focus on the adrenal glands, he was also responsible for the isolation of thyroxine, a hormone of the thyroid gland and worked with the team that crystallized glutathione and identified its chemical structure. Kendall was a biochemist at the Graduate School of the Mayo Foundation at the time of the award. He received his education at Columbia University. After retiring from his job with the Mayo Foundation, Kendall joined the faculty at Princeton University, where he remained until his death in 1972. Kendall Elementary School, in Norwalk is named for him.

Awards by Edward Calvin Kendall

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.)


Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
(Joint award for their chemical physiological and clinical studies of adrenal hormones which culminated in the development of the use of cortisone in rheumatic disease therapy.)