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Phillip Hench was born in Pittsburgh USA on 20 February 1896, the same year as his Polish/Swiss co-discoverer Tadeus Reichstein. After an arts degree he joined the US army in 1917. The army put him through a medical degree, which led him to the Mayo Foundation in Minnesota, where he specialised in arthritic diseases. His official biography on the Nobel website reports:
Philip S. Hench died on March 30, 1965, aged 69.