The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers
- [Albert Szent-Gyorgyi talks about testing paprika for vitamin C]
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- This story about his nearly accidental discovery of a plentiful source of vitamin C was one of Szent-Gyorgyi's favorites.
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- 42 seconds
- National Foundation for Cancer Research
- NLM HMD Collection, call number WZ 100 VC no. 41 1984
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: A Special Gift. National Foundation for Cancer Research. 01:08:43:26-01:09:26:02 on DigiBeta tape.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: A Special Gift (1984)
- Pacific Street Film Projects
- Reproduced with permission of the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Ascorbic Acid
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- The National Foundation for Cancer Research, 1973-1986
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- ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: One night my wife gave me paprika for dinner, and--we eat it all just as a plant, as it comes. . .
- RALPH MOSS: Is that right? You eat it as a vegetable, you mean?
- ASG: As a vegetable, yes, like radishes or something. Then it occurred to me, this is a plant, the only plant that I never
tried, because you couldn't find that in England or America where I worked. And so it was a big dish, and I didn't
want to eat it, I didn't feel like eating it, but I didn't have the courage to say so. . .
- ASG: But it occurred to me I never tried it, so I told my wife, "I'd better take this to the laboratory and see whether
it's any good."
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