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November 4th, 2009

Three from Mayo to MN Science Hall of Fame


Hall of Fame Awards

Three historic Mayo researchers were inducted into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame recently. Edward Kendall, Ph.D.,  and Philip Hench, M.D., Mayo Nobel laureates who discovered cortisone, and Earl Wood, M.D., Ph.D., pioneering aerospace researcher. The honor came as part of the annual Tekne Awards. Eric Matteson, M.D., chair of Mayo's Division of Rheumatology (fourth from left) accepted the Kendall and Hench honors on behalf of Mayo. Dr. Wood's son, E. Andrew Wood of Rochester (far left), accepted the award for his late father. Drs. Kendall and Hench received the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology in 1950 (same year Faulkner won it for literature). They will eventually be included in a Hall of Fame display in the  Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. The event was sponsored by the museum and the Minnesota High Tech Association.

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