• By Dennis Douda

A Christmas gift for thyroid patients

December 23, 2016

a woman holding a little girl near the Christmas tree and putting up ornaments
Some medical discoveries stand the test of time. The case of a dedicated Mayo Clinic chemist is a prime example. Feeling that he was on the verge of a breakthrough that could help countless people, Dr. Edward Kendall spent Christmas Eve 1914 locked away in his lab. What he accomplished by Christmas morning was a gift to millions of thyroid patients, one that is still improving lives a century later. Dennis Douda has this inspiring story.

Watch: A Christmas Gift for Thyroid Patients

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