Andrew Szent-Gyorgyi is a younger cousin of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. He earned his MD from the University of Budapest in 1947
and emigrated to the United States in 1948. He and his wife Eve worked in Albert's laboratory from 1948 to 1962, when
Andrew accepted a position at Dartmouth Medical School. In 1966 he moved to the Biology Department at Brandeis University,
where he continued a productive career in muscle research.
In this interview, Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi talks about Albert's family background and early career in Hungary, conditions in
Budapest during and after World War II, and the pioneering work in muscle research that was done at Woods Hole. He also describes
Albert's values, his sense of humor, and his passionate commitment to science and scientific research, along with the
evolution of his research interests.
NOTE: An index to the transcript is located on pages 41-43.
NOTE: This interview is part of a series of NLM oral histories conducted with colleagues and friends of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
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2004-05-26 (May 26, 2004)
Szent-Gyorgyi, Andrew G.
Interviewer: Kinnane, Adrian
History Associates Incorporated
Reproduced with permission of Andrew G. Szent-Gyorgyi.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research, 1973-1986