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Doisy, Edward Adelbert

Edward Adelbert Doisy (doi´zē), 1893–1986, American biochemist, b. Hume, Ill., grad. Univ. of Illinois (B.A., 1914), Ph.D. Harvard, 1920. For his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K he shared with Henrik Dam the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Doisy and others synthesized vitamin K in 1939. He contributed to the knowledge of metabolism, insulin, and blood buffers and isolated the female sex hormones estrone (1929) and estradiol (1936). He taught biochemistry at Harvard (1915–17) and at the medical school of Washington Univ., St. Louis (1919–23), and was professor of biochemistry at the medical school of St. Louis Univ. (1923–65).

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Doisy, Edward Adelbert

Doisy, Edward Adelbert (1893–1986) US biochemist. He researched blood buffers, vitamins and metabolism. He also isolated the female sex hormones, oestrone (1929) and oestradiol (1935). Doisy shared the 1943 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with Henrik Dam, for their analysis of vitamin K.

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Doisy, Edward Adelbert (1893–1986) American biochemist; first isolated the oestrogens and independently isolated vitamin K, determined its structure and synthesized it; Nobel Prize 1943. See also Dam.

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