TITLE

Harington, Charles Robert

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Harington, Charles Robert (1897-1972) was a British chemist. He made important discoveries in biochemistry, particularly in his studies of the thyroid gland, a body organ located in the front of the neck. This gland produces and stores a hormone called thyroxine, which is essential for mental activity and physical growth. In 1927, Harington synthesized thyroxine�that is, he created a chemical form of thyroxine similar to the natural form found in the body. He wrote the book The Thyroid Gland: Its Chemistry and Physiology, published in 1933, which became a classic in endocrinology.
ACCESSION #
37309082

 

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