FYI February 28, 2021

On This Day

1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
The National Covenant (Scottish Gaelic: An Cùmhnant Nàiseanta)[1][2] was an agreement signed by the people of Scotland in 1638 in opposition to the proposed reforms of the Church of Scotland (also known as The Kirk) by King Charles I. The king’s efforts to impose changes on the church in the 1630s caused widespread protests across Scotland, leading to the organisation of committees to coordinate opposition to the king. Facing royal opposition to the movement, its leaders arranged the creation of the National Covenant, which was designed to bolster the movement by tapping into patriotic fervour and became widely adopted throughout most of Scotland.

The Covenant opposed changes to the Church of Scotland, and committed its signatories to stand together in the defence of the nation’s religion. Charles saw this as an act of rebellion against his rule, leading to the Bishops’ Wars, the result of which required him to call an English Parliament. This parliament passed acts limiting the king’s authority, and these disputes ultimately led to the First English Civil War.



Born On This Day

1896 – Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)[21]
Philip Showalter Hench (February 28, 1896 – March 30, 1965[1]) was an American physician. Hench, along with his Mayo Clinic co-worker Edward Calvin Kendall and Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for the discovery of the hormone cortisone, and its application for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The Nobel Committee bestowed the award for the trio’s “discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.”[2]

Hench received his undergraduate education at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and received his medical training at the United States Army Medical Corps and the University of Pittsburgh. He began working at Mayo Clinic in 1923, later serving as the head of the Department of Rheumatology. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Hench received many other awards and honors throughout his career. He also had a lifelong interest in the history and discovery of yellow fever.




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