Nobel Prize 1937 to Albert von Szent‐Györgyi: identification of vitamin C as the anti‐scorbutic factor

  title={Nobel Prize 1937 to Albert von Szent‐Gy{\"o}rgyi: identification of vitamin C as the anti‐scorbutic factor},
  author={R. Zetterstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
When awarding the Nobel Prize in 1939, the staff of professors at Karolinska Institute stated that Albert von SzentGyörgyi (Fig. 1) received it ‘for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid’. When working on cellular oxidation–reduction processes and elucidating the role of fumaric acid in what SzentGyörgyi named ‘the carboxylic acid oxidizing process’ (Fig. 2) and, which was later on completed… Expand
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