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Philip Handler National Medal of Science Awarded In 1981

Philip Handler

Philip Handler

Award Name : National Medal of Science

Year of Award : 1981

Award for : Biology

Location : New York City, New York, United States


Philip Handler was an American nutritionist, and biochemist. He was President of the United States National Academy of Sciences for two terms from 1969 to 1981. He was also a recipient of the National Medal of Science. He was born on August 13, 1917 in New York City. He received his B.S. degree from the City College of New York in 1936 and his Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 1939. He taught at Duke University where he was named the youngest chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at age 35. Handler remained at Duke until 1969 at which point he accepted the position of president of the National Academy of Sciences.


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