Dr. Grant Winder Liddle, a distinguished native Utahn, died June 29, 1989, in Nashville, Tenn. He was 68.
A world-renowned endocrinologist and scholar, Dr. Liddle worked for several years as professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He also served as president of a number of professional societies, including the American Endocrine Society and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.In 1971, the International Endocrine Society awarded him its first Distinguished Leadership Award, and in 1973 he received the Henry Hallet Dale Award at an annual meeting of the Society of Endocrinology in England.
The recipient of numerous other awards and honors, Dr. Liddle lectured extensively nationally and internationally. His work uncovered the involvement of the pituitary gland in Cushing's disease and also included metabolic studies and research on hypertension.
Dr. Liddle was born June 27, 1921, in American Fork. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1943 and received his doctor of medicine from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948.