Edsall, John T.

Edsall, John T. (Tileston)

(1902–  ) biochemist; born in Philadelphia. He spent his professional career at Harvard (1928–73), remaining active after achieving emeritus status. From the 1960s he made major contributions to studies of the physical chemistry of proteins, peptides, and amino acids, including red cell enzymes and proteins involved in blood coagulation. After 1970 he devoted his time to writings on the history of biochemistry and molecular biology. He has received international acclaim as an author, editor, and adviser to scientific organizations.