Whipple, George Hoyt (1878–1976), American pathologist. For more than 30 years Whipple served as dean of the Rochester (New York) School of Medicine and Dentistry, an institution which he developed into a medical center of the first rank. He is best known for his studies of the role of dietary iron. He initially conceived the idea of using a liver diet to treat pernicious anemia. For his work he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1934. Whipple also did significant research on tuberculosis, pancreatitis, regeneration of plasma protein, chloroform poisoning in animals, and blackwater fever. He described intestinal lipodystrophy in 1907.