Medicine: Singular Triumph

For 24 years. Biochemist Choh Hao Li has devoted himself to discovering the functions of a small part of a small, lima-bean-sized gland that is lodged at the base of the human brain. With each experiment the Canton-born professor of biochemistry and endocrinology has come closer than any man before him to explaining how the front half of the human pituitary, the body's master gland, controls so many functions through the hormones it manufactures. Because his success represents a singular medical triumph, Dr. Li last week was awarded the $10,000 Albert Lasker Basic...

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