Item #948 Holograph Letter to the Trustee at the Biochemistry Department. Albert Szent-Györgyi, Mr. and Mrs.
Important Holograph Letter By the Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi

Holograph Letter to the Trustee at the Biochemistry Department.

Sent from Switzerland, Arosa. Dated on August 24, 1948. Two bifolios of lightweight paper. Manuscript in ink, signed as "Prof". Text in Hungarian. 145 × 208 mm. With demaged envelop. Letters in fine condition.

Holograph letter by Albert Szent-Györgyi to his trustee to distribute tasks among his assistants at his laboratory.

Szent-Györgyi gives tasks to seven of his colleagues via András Bartha his trustee at the Biochemistry Department of the University of Budapest.

Szent-Györgyi instructs Laszlo (Laci) Varga to perform the experiment he made already with muscle this time with actomyosin, to see if their molar mass are equivalent, which will be calculated by Tamás Erdős. Askes Abel Lajtha to work on hydrolysis of proteins. Orders George (Gyurka) Rozsa to continue his experiments with smooth muscle tissue, and gives various tasks to Andras Biro (Zebi), Andrew Szent-Györgyi (Csuli; Albert’s nephew) and Ferenc Guba.

Mrs. Szent-Györgyi’s letter deals with personal and family matters.

Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893–1986) was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 for isolation and synthesis of vitamin C. He is credited with discovering vitamin C, the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle and free radicals, he made important researches in biochemistry of cancer.


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