Edward Adelbert Doisy

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Edward Adelbert Doisy
Born November 3 1893(1893-11-03)
Died October 23 1986 (aged 92)
Nationality USA
Fields Biochemistry
Doctoral advisor Otto Folin
Known for Vitamin K
Notable awards Nobel prize medal.svgNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1943)
Religious stance Congregationalist

Dr. Edward Adelbert Doisy (November 3, 1893October 23, 1986) was an American biochemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1943 with Henrik Dam for their discovery of vitamin K and its chemical structure.

Doisy was born at Hume, Illinois, on November 3, 1893. He completed his A.B. degree in 1914 and his M.S. degree in 1916 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Ph.D. in 1920 from Harvard University.

For many years Doisy was a professor at Saint Louis University and has many rememberances at that school's medical campus.

He also competed with Adolf Butenandt at the discovery of estronein 1930. They discovered the substance independently but Butenandt was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939.

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NAME Doisy, Edward Adelbert
SHORT DESCRIPTION American biochemist
DATE OF BIRTH November 3, 1893
DATE OF DEATH October 23, 1986

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