Edwin B. Astwood

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Edwin Bennett Astwood
BornDecember 29, 1909
DiedFebruary 17, 1976
AwardsCameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1948)
Lasker Award (1954)
Scientific career

Edwin Bennett Astwood (December 19, 1909 – February 17, 1976) was a Bermudian-American physiologist and endocrinologist, his research on endocrine system led to treatments for hyperthyroidism. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1949.[1] In 1948, he was awarded the Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh. He died of cancer on February 17, 1976, in Hamilton, Bermuda.[2]


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Dr. Edwin B. Astwood, 66, a leader in endocrinology". The Boston Globe. February 18, 1976 – via Newspapers.com.
  • Cooper, D. Y. Astwood, Edwin Bennett. American National Biography Online Feb. 2000.

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