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Richard Edwin Shope, American physician. award, 1937; award, 1943; award, 1957; award, 1959; award, 1963; award Buena Vista College, 1966.


Shope, Richard Edwin was born on December 25, 1901 in Des Moines. Son of Charles Cornelius and Mary (Hast) Shope.


Doctor of Medicine State University Iowa, 1924. Honorary Master of Science, Yale, 1936. Honorary V.M.D., U. Utrecht, 1951.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Rutgers University, 1954. V.M.D., Justus-Liebig U., 1957. Doctor of Science, University Chicago, 1958, University of Pennsylvania, 1959, State University Iowa, 1963.


Instructor pharmacology and materia medica State University Iowa, 1924-1925. Research at Rockefeller Institute for Medical research, Princeton, New Jersey, 1925-1949. Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research, Rahway, New Jersey, 1949-1952.

Member, professor Rockefeller Institute Medical Research, New York City, since 1952.


Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Received Anna Fuller Memorial Prize, 1952. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Epidemiological Society, National Academy Sciences, Association American Physicians (Kober medal 1957), American Philosophical Society, Harvey Society, Society Experimental Pathol., Society Experimental Biological and Medical, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society Medical (England), Sigma Xi.

Mason.; Club: Century Association (New York City).


Married Helen Madden Ellis, July 28, 1925. Children: Richard Edwin, Junior.

Charles Cornelius Shope

Mary (Hast) Shope

Helen Madden Ellis

Richard Edwin Shope

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