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Harry Eagle

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Harry Eagle (born in New York City on 1905; died June 21, 1992) was an American physician and pathologist. He studied, and later worked, at Johns Hopkins University before moving on to the National Institutes of Health. From 1961 to 1988 he worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is best known for Eagle's minimal essential medium, which is important in understanding how human and mammalian cells reproduce. In 1973, he was a co-winner of the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University. In 1987, he was awarded the National Medal of Science[1] for his work in the Biological Sciences.[2]


  • J. E. Darnell, L. Levintow, M. D. Scharff: Harry Eagle. J Cellular Physiology (1970) 76,3: S. 241-252 PMID 4925975
  • A. Gilman: Presentation of the Academy Medal to Harry Eagle, M. D. Bull N Y Acad Med. (1970) 46(9): S. 666-669 PMID 4916300


  1. ^ National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science
  2. ^ Lambert, Bruce (June 13, 1992). "Dr. Harry Eagle Is Dead at 86; Formulated Cell-Growth Medium". New York Times. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

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