1892 – William Parry Murphy Born

On this date William Parry Murphy was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin. After teaching in public schools and attending Harvard Medical, Parry was appointed Assistant in Medicine at Harvard in 1924, serving as an instructor from 1928 until 1935. In 1923, Murphy subsequently engaged in research on Diabetes Mellitus as well as diseases of the blood. Known for his work on Pernicious and other forms of anaemia, Murphy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1934. William Parry Murphy died in 1987. [Source: Nobelprize.org]