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Szent-Györgyi, Dr. Albert

Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1936University of Szeged Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical FacultySzegedWebsite: Szent-Györgyi, Dr. Albert

Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986), biochemist, pioneered the study of biological oxidation mechanisms during the 1920s. Between 1930 and 1936, while a Professor at Szeged University, he proved that hexuronic acid, which he had previously isolated, is identical with vitamin C and that it could be extracted in kilogram quantities from paprika.

Image Credit: Von FOTO:FORTEPAN / Semmelweis Egyetem Levéltára, CC BY-SA 3.0, Caption: Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi circa 1948.
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