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[hench] /hɛntʃ/
Philip Showalter
[shoh-awl-ter] /ˈʃoʊ ɔl tər/ (Show IPA),
1896–1965, U.S. physician: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1950. Unabridged
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  • I fancy Hench coming down to breakfast, and reading the Morning Post.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I say, I can fancy Hench and Tod over this awful piece of news.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Father and mother went to Hench Stallings plantation and stayed there one year.

  • He does not order the judge to decide the hundred-thousand-dollar-contract case in favor of his Hench man.

    The Man in Court

    Frederic DeWitt Wells
  • Beck and Hench kicked de Laney's chair aside, and drew up more comfortably before the fire; but James would have none of it.

    The Claim Jumpers Stewart Edward White
Hench in Medicine

Hench (hěnch), Philip Showalter. 1896-1965.

American physician. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning adrenocortical hormones.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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