PHILIP PACY COHEN

September 28, 1908–October 25, 1993

BY ROBERT H. BURRIS

PHILIP P. COHEN HAD a distinguished career in biochemical research that emphasized nitrogen metabolism in the animal body. He was a pioneer in studies of transamination reactions and in the investigation of urea production. His career in research and administration was spent predominantly at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as chairman of physiological chemistry for twenty-seven years and as acting dean of the medical school for two years. In addition he functioned on many national boards and had a substantial impact on a number of Asian, Mexican, and South American institutions through his collaborative associations.

Philip Pacy Cohen was born September 28, 1908, in Derry, New Hampshire. He died on October 25, 1993, in Portland, Oregon. He attended high school for a year in Everett, Massachusetts, and then attended Boston English High School for three years. He graduated in 1926. Cohen received his B.S. degree from Tufts in 1930. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin from 1930 until he received his Ph.D. in 1937. His major was in the Department of Physiological Chemistry and his minor in physiology. He continued, and received an M.D. degree in 1938. Professor



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