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The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers

Title:
Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative pdf (2,751,073 Bytes) ocr (67,869 Bytes)
Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative
Description:
During the first year of his fellowship at Cambridge, Szent-Gyorgyi was able to isolate--from orange and cabbage juice--the reducing substance he had found in earlier work with adrenal glands. He found that it was a carbohydrate, perhaps a sugar acid, but needed to name it before he published his results. The editor of the Biochemical Journal rejected Szent-Gyorgyi's humorous names ("Ignose," then "Godnose") and suggested "hexuronic acid."
Szent-Gyorgyi was awarded a PhD from Cambridge for this work in 1927. In 1932, he would find that "hexuronic acid" was in fact vitamin C.
Number of Image Pages:
24 (2,751,073 Bytes)
Date:
1928
Creator:
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert
Source:
Periodical: Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert. "Observations on the Function of Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex: Description of a New Carbohydrate Derivative." The Biochemical Journal 22, 6 (1928): 1387-1409. Article. 24 Images.
Publisher:
Biochemical Society (Great Britain)
Rights:
Reproduced with permission from Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert, (1928), Biochemical Journal, 22, 1387-1409. Copyright the Biochemical Society.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Ascorbic Acid
Exhibit Category:
Searching for a Scientific Home, 1919-1930
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 8
Unique Identifier:
WGBBGK
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: [Selected articles collected by NLM]
SubSeries: Volume II
Folder: 1-7 [52-58], 1927-1930
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-07-24
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