With Edward Calvin Kendall and Philip Showalter Hench, it gained the Nobel Prize of medicine in 1950 for their work over the corticosuprarenal hormones which led to the insulation of the Cortisone. He was also prize winner of the Médaille Copley in 1968.
He died in Basle, in Suisse. The principal industrial process of artificial synthesis of the vitamin C always bears its name.
- Short biography on the site Nobel
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