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Karl Paul Link

Karl Paul Link, American educator, agricultural chemist. Recipient Cameron prize U. Edinburgh, 1952; Albert Lasker award medical research, 1955; John Scott award, 1959; Albert Lasker award American Heart Association, 1960. Member Harvey Society (honorary), National Academy Science (Kovalenko medal 1967), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Federation American Socs. Experimental Biology, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Link, Karl Paul was born on January 31, 1901 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of George and Fredericka (Mohr) Link.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1918-1925. Postgraduate U. St. Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland, 1925-1926. Microanalyst’s certificate, U. Graz (Austria), 1926.

      Student of University Zurich (Switzerland), 1926-1927.

    Career

    • Began as assistant associate professor agricultural chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1927-1930. Professor biochemistry, from 1931. Consultant chemistry and technical plant products, 1933.

      Collaborator Department of Agriculture soy bean laboratory, 1937-1940, Northern Regional Laboratory, Peoria, Illinois, 1940-1945. Consultant Clinton Foods, Inc., (Iowa), from 1933, Pabst Brewery Company, Milwaukee, from 1944.

    Works

    • Contributor science papers on chemistry of sugars, disease resistance of plants to professional journals Headed team of scientists that developed drug Dicumarol, a blood anticoagulant used to combat intravascular clotting, thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Developed the anticoagulant Warfarin and Warfarin Sodium.

    Membership

    Member Harvey Society (honorary), National Academy Science (Kovalenko medal 1967), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Federation American Socs. Experimental Biology, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Feldman, September 20, 1930. Children: John Kailin, Thomas Paul, Paul Konrad.
    • father: George Link
    • mother: Fredericka (Mohr) Link
    • spouse: Elizabeth Feldman
    • children: John Kailin Link
    • Thomas Paul Link
    • Paul Konrad Link
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