What scientist was born on today's date?

September 16
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Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi (Biochemistry)
Birthday 1893: Budapest, Hungary
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi (pronounced St Georgey) studied medicine at Budapest and did post graduate studies under Hopkins at Cambridge and Kendall at Rochester. He emigrated to the US in 1947. For identifying ascorbic acid as being identical to vitamin C and explaining its role in respiration, he was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "his discoveries in connection with biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid."


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


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