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Albert Szent-Györgyi


Who is Albert Szent-Györgyi?

Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. He was also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II and entered Hungarian politics after the war.

  • also known as Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  • born on (122 years ago) in Budapest, child of Miklós Szent-Györgyi and Jozefina Lenhossék
  • nationality: Hungary, United States of America, Austria-Hungary
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  • profession: Scientist
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  • died on (29 years ago) in Woods Hole
  • written works: "Introduction to a submolecular biology", "On oxidation, fermentation, vitamins, health and disease", "Chemistry of muscular contraction", "The crazy ape", "Science, ethics and politics", "Bioenergetics", "What next?!", "Electronic Biology and Cancer: A New Theory of Cancer", "The living state", "Bioelectronics: A study in cellular regulations, defense and cancer", "Lost in the Twentieth Century"
  • some of the awards:
      • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ("for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid")
      • Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (For his distinguished research achievements in the field of cardiovascular diseases, including the discovery of actomyosin, the essential contractible element of muscle. )

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Quotes about Albert Szent-Györgyi

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)
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