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Hench

[hench]
noun
  1. Philip Show·al·ter [shoh-awl-ter] /ˈʃoʊ ɔl tər/, 1896–1965, U.S. physician: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1950.
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Examples from the Web for hench

Historical Examples

  • I say, I can fancy Hench and Tod over this awful piece of news.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • I fancy Hench coming down to breakfast, and reading the Morning Post.

    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

(hĕnch)Philip Showalter 1896-1965
  1. American physician. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning adrenocortical hormones.
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