Author Biographical Info

Dr. Philip Showalter Hench was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania February 28, 1896. In 1950, Dr. Hench was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine jointly with biochemists Dr. Edward C. Kendall and Professor Tadeus Reichstein of Basle. He won many other awards for his research work, including the Lasker Award of the American Public Health Association, the Heberden Award from the Heberden Society in Great Britain, the Criss Award from the American Rheumatology Association,an award from the Argentine Society of Rheumatology, an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the National University of Ireland, and the Modern Medicine Award.


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Publication Date(s)

Spring 1950




Cortisone, sound recordings, interviews, Rheumatology, Arthritis, Rochester (N.Y.)


This recording features the opening ceremony for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation's nationwide campaign, which took place in Boston in the spring of 1950. It includes remarks by General Lucius D. Clay, who was the postwar Commander of the United States forces in Germany and served as national campaign Chairman. Also featured are remarks by toastmaster Dr. Lewis Perry, Headmaster Emeritus of Philips Exeter Academy. Dr. Perrry introduces General Clay, who then speaks on the importance of the campaign. The recording also includes the introduction of Dr. Philip S. Hench, but does not include Hench's own remarks. The ceremony was broadcast on the radio.


Digital copies made available by the Texas Medical Center Library