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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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EDSON, Norman Lowther

(1904– ).

Professor of biochemistry.

Norman Lowther Edson was born in Auckland on 1 March 1904 and educated at Auckland Grammar School; at Otago University where he graduated M.B.Ch.B., B.Med.Sc.; and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he gained Ph.D. He held a Beit Memorial fellowship at Cambridge in 1935–36 and was Travis research fellow from 1940 to 1944. In the latter year he became associate professor of biochemistry at Otago University and in 1949 was raised to professorial status. Professor Edson is a fellow of the New Zealand Royal Society and of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. He has contributed numerous articles to biochemical and medical journals.


McLintock, Alexander Hare