In the early 1920s, William Parry Murphy began a lifelong association with Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston where he met colleague George R. Minot. Later, Murphy and Minot successfully treated pernicious anemia with a liver diet. Their work was a follow-up to experiments done by George Whipple. In 1934, the researchers shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Murphy, who was born on Feb. 6, 1892, received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the city of Boston in 1965.
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