Evelyn Brower Man

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Evelyn Brower Man
Evelyn Brower Man.jpg
BornOctober 7,1904
Lawrence, New York
DiedSeptember 3, 1992 (aged 87)
West Hartford, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTechnician

Researcher

Professor

Evelyn Brower Man (7 October 1904 – 3 September 1992) was an American biochemist. She was a leading woman in developing the first test to detect hormone levels in the thyroid gland.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Evelyn B. Man was born in Lawrence, New York, but she grew up in North Stonington, Connecticut.[2] Man's father, Edward Man, was an attorney from New York City and her mother was Mary Hewitt Man.[3]

Man graduated from Wheeler High School, and then, in 1925, she graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in chemistry.[2] Man graduated from Yale with a doctorate degree in physiological chemistry in 1932.[1]

Career[edit]

From 1928 to 1961, Man worked as a researcher, and technician, and then a professor at Yale, and .[4] She worked at a lab at Yale with John P. Peters and Herman Yannet where they developed the first test to detect hormone levels in the thyroid gland. The test was called Butanol-Extractable Iodine (BEI) test.[2] In 1961, Man continued her research at Brown University, where she discovered infants with low hormone levels in the thyroid gland later developed a cognitive disability as children. Man advocated for infants to get their thyroid hormone levels tested.[2] Man also studied the effects of nuclear radiation on the thyroid gland in Japanese survivors.[1]

In 1970, Man retired from Brown University. Throughout her career, Man published 156 scientific papers and published her last paper in 1991.[1]

For her work, Man was awarded the American Thyroid Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1976[5] and the United Cerebral Palsy Award for Research.[1]

Death[edit]

On September 3, 1992, Man died of lung cancer in her home in West Hartford, Connecticut. Man was 87 years old at the time of her death.[1]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lambert, Bruce (1992-09-12). "Evelyn B. Man, 87, Biochemist Who Helped Create Thyroid Test". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ a b c d Brown, James F. (1993-01-01). "Evelyn B. Man, 1904–1992". Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science. 23 (1): 59–60. ISSN 0091-7370.
  3. ^ "Evelyn Brower Man (1904-1992) • FamilySearch". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  4. ^ Marilyn Ogilvie; Joy Harvey (16 December 2003). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives From Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century. Routledge. pp. 133–. ISBN 978-1-135-96343-9.
  5. ^ "Distinguished Service Award". American Thyroid Association. Retrieved 2019-07-22.