Protein scientist who saved countless lives during WWII with his blood fractionation project. After the war he developed systems by which every component of donated blood would be used and none would be wasted.
He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1917.
He co-wrote the book Proteins, 'Amino Acids and Peptides,' which summarized the known physical chemistry of proteins, in 1943.
He resided in Boston until his death.
He was a contemporary of fellow American scientist Robert Oppenheimer.