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Thorn, George W. (1906–2004)

Born on January 15, 1906, in Buffalo, New York, George W. Thorn is the endocrinologist who discovered cortisone as a treatment for Addison's disease; bringing the first kidney dialysis machine to the United States; participating in the first successful kidney transplant ...

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