Noble prize winner William Parry Murphy was born on Feb. 6, 1892, in Stoughton, where he attended public school. He
received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1914. Beginning in 1924, Murphy was an assistant
in medicine at Harvard, where he stayed for the rest of his career. He was awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or
Medicine in 1934 for his work on pernicious and other forms of anaemia. He shared the award with fellow scientists
George Whipple and George Minot. Murphy died on Oct. 9, 1987.