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Tadeus Reichstein

Tadeus ReichsteinBorn: 20-Jul-1897
Birthplace: Wloclawek, Poland
Died: 1-Aug-1996
Location of death: Basel, Switzerland
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Basel, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: Switzerland
Executive summary: Adrenocortical hormones

Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein won the 1950 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his studies of hormones of the adrenal cortex. His Nobel honors were shared with Americans Edward C. Kendall and Philip S. Hench. Working under another Nobel laureate, Hermann Staudinger, and later working in private industry, Reichstein also studied the chemical compounds that give coffee and chicory their distinctive aromas. His other work included synthesizing Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and studying the glycosides of plants.

Father: Isidor Reichstein (engineer)
Mother: Gastava Brockmann
Wife: Henriette Louise Quarles van Ufford (m. 1927, one daughter)

    High School: Zurich Oberrealschule, Zurich, Switzerland (1913)
    University: BA Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1916)
    University: MS Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1920)
    University: PhD Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1922)
    Scholar: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1922-24)
    Teacher: Organic and Physiological Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1922)
    Teacher: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Basel (1934-38)
    Professor: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Basel (1938-68)
    Professor: Organic Chemistry, University of Basel (1946-68)
    Administrator: University of Basel (1946-68)

    Nobel Prize for Medicine 1950, with Edward C. Kendall and Philip S. Hench
    Royal Society 1952
    Copley Medal 1968
    Naturalized Swiss Citizen 1959


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