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Samuel Leonard Simpson

Born 1900
Died 1983

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London endocrinologist, born 1900; died August 3, 1983.

Biography of Samuel Leonard Simpson

Samuel Leonard Simpson was a pioneer of British endocrinology. The Samuel Leonard Simpson Fellowship in Endocrinology of the Royal College of Physicians of London is named in his honour. In 1954 he found the composition of aldosterone.

We thank Zoran Bojanic, Serbia, for information about Simpson's lifespan and the reference to his obituary.

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