Evans, Herbert McLean

  • Gerhard Bettendorf


An anatomist, endocrinologist, embryologist, reproductive physiologist, nutritionist, teratologist, and educator, not to mention bibliophile, historian of science and medicine, connoisseur of the arts, and Californian, Evans was a dominant and colorful figure in the establishment of endocrinology as a scientific discipline and one of the most influential figures in the development of modern biomedical science during the first half of this century.


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References and Other Sources

  1. Evans HM, Scott Bishop K (1922) On the existence of a hitherto unrecognised dietary factor essential for reproduction. Science 56:650–651.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Bettendorf
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  1. 1.Abteilung für klinische und experimentelle EndokrinologieUniversitäts-FrauenklinikHamburgBundesrepublik Deutschland

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