James Francis Tait


Died aged c. 88

James Francis Tait (1926-2014) was an English physicist and endocrinologist. He worked with his wife, Sylvia Agnes Sophia Tait from 1948 until her death in 2003, a partnership described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "one of the most successful examples of husband-wife collaboration." Together, they discovered and identified the hormone aldosterone.

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It was at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School that the hormone Aldosterone, essential for life, was first discovered in 1952 by James F Tait, Sylvia A Simpson, Hilary M Grundy

Courtauld Building, 33 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom where they was