Cell chemistry in Miescher's day.

@article{Olby1969CellCI,
  title={Cell chemistry in Miescher's day.},
  author={Robert C. Olby},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1969},
  volume={13},
  pages={377 - 382}
}
1969 MARKS the centenary of the discovery of nuclein (nucleoprotein) by the Swiss physiologist Friedrich Johann Miescher (1844-1895). He established 'nucleins' as a new class of compounds at a time when proteins were widely regarded both as the most important of all organic substances and as capable of forming compounds with phosphorus and sulphur. Within a surprisingly short time nucleins came to be regarded as the substance of heredity, but it is notorious that the establishment in 1909 of a… CONTINUE READING
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