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  1. Robert William,1922–1993, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1968.
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  • A word with Mr. Holley, one of the inspectors, settled the whole thing.

    If, Yes and Perhaps

    Edward Everett Hale

  • Mr. Holley calculates that it equals about 150 tons of bituminous coal, such as is found in the Pittsburg region.

  • Mr. Holley was a gentleman of considerable literary reputation and made a paper which was eagerly sought for.

    The History of Peru

    Henry S. Beebe

  • On motion of Mrs. Colby, it was voted to send a telegram of congratulation to the Hon. Mrs. Holley.

  • We heard afterwards that Holley was scalped and his body filled with arrows by the red devils.

holley in Medicine


(hŏlē)Robert William 1922-1993
  1. American biochemist. He shared a 1968 Nobel Prize for the study of genetic codes.
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