Philip Showalter Hench (February 28, 1896 March 30, 1965) was an American physician. Hench, along with his Mayo clinic co-worker Edward Calvin Kendall and Swiss chemist Tadeus Reschstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for the discovery of the hormone cortisone, and its application for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The Nobel Committee bestowed the award for the trio's "discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects." - WIKIPEDIA

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