Harold Dadford West

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Harold Dadford West
Born July 16, 1904
Flemington, New Jersey
Died March 5, 1974
Nationality United States
Fields biochemistry
Known for threonine

Harold Dadford West (July 16, 1904 – March 5, 1974) was an American biochemist who was the first to synthesize threonine.


  • Cohen, S G (1998), "Asthma among the famous. Harold D. West (1904-1974), American medical scientist and educator.", Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 19 (4), pp. 233–6, PMID 9727157 
  • Cobb, W M (1976), "Harold Dadford West, Ph.D., LL.D.: a good man and true.", Journal of the National Medical Association (published Jul 1976), 68 (4), pp. 269–75, PMC 2609553free to read, PMID 787546 

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