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The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers

Title:
[Albert Szent-Gyorgyi talks about testing paprika for vitamin C] transcript of audio
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Description:
This story about his nearly accidental discovery of a plentiful source of vitamin C was one of Szent-Gyorgyi's favorites.
Running Time:
42 seconds
Date:
1984
Creator:
National Foundation for Cancer Research
Source:
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.
Metadata Record Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: A Special Gift (1984)
Publisher:
Pacific Street Film Projects
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Ascorbic Acid
Capsicum
Exhibit Category:
The National Foundation for Cancer Research, 1973-1986
Unique Identifier:
WGBBMH
Document Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Excerpts
Language:
English
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Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
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. . .
[laughter]
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."
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-04-15
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