Harold Copp

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Douglas Harold Copp
Born (1915-01-16)January 16, 1915
Toronto, Ontario
Died March 17, 1998(1998-03-17) (aged 83)
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions University of British Columbia
Alma mater University of Toronto
University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards Gairdner Foundation International Award (1967)
Flavelle Medal (1972)

Douglas Harold Copp, CC FRSC (January 16, 1915 – March 17, 1998) was a Canadian scientist who discovered and named the hormone calcitonin, which is used in the treatment of bone disease.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1939 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1943. In 1950 he became the first head of the physiology department in the newly established Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

He was a Fellow of both the Royal Society (elected 1971) and the Royal Society of Canada.



  1. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: The Hall, Canada Science and Technology Museum.