Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1893-09-16
Death 1986-10-22
HU
English, Hungarian

Biographical notes:

Biologist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147561

Hungarian-born biochemist. Winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for the isolation and synthesis of vitamin C. Emigrated to the United States in 1947.

From the description of Albert Szent-Györgyi papers, 1908-1986 (bulk 1947-1986). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981945

Dr. Szent-Györgyi received the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his work on the isolation of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

From the description of Albert Szent-Györgyi [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Harlan B. Phillips, June 17-22 and Sept. 10-13, 1967. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49322576

Biographical Note

  • 1893, Sept. 16: Born, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1917: M.D., University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Married Cornelia Demeny (divorced 1941)
  • 1919: Researcher, Pharmacology Institute, Elizabeth University, Pozsony, Hungary, and studies in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Berlin, Germany
  • 1920: Institute for Tropical Hygiene, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1921 - 1922 : Researcher, Pharmacology Institute, University of Leiden, Leiden, Holland
  • 1922 - 1926 : Assistant to the professor of physiology, Laboratory of Physiology, University of Groningen, Gronigen, Holland
  • 1927: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
  • 1927 - 1930 : Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, Biochemical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
  • 1930: Researcher, Division of Chemistry, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.
  • 1931 - 1945 : Professor of Medical Chemistry, Institute of Medical Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1937: Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for isolation and synthesis of vitamin C
  • 1941: Married Marta Borbiro (died 1963)
  • 1945 - 1947 : Institute of Biochemistry, University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1947: Emigrated to the United States
  • 1947 - 1973 : Director of Research, Institute for Muscle Research, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.
  • 1954: Lasker Award, American Heart Association
  • 1973 - 1986 : Scientific Director, National Foundation for Cancer Research, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.
  • 1980: Award of the International Society for Quantum Chemistry
  • 1986, Oct. 22: Died, Woods Hole, Mass.

From the guide to the Albert Szent-Györgyi Papers, 1908-1986, (bulk 1947-1986), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Ascorbic Acid--Interview
  • Research--Autobiography
  • Physiology--Awards
  • Muscles--Research
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Education--Interview
  • Biological laboratories--Massachusetts--Woods Hole
  • Nobel prizes
  • Medicine--Awards
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological laboratories
  • Cancer--Research
  • Vitamin C
  • Biologists--Interviews
  • Education--Autobiography
  • Research--Interview
  • Muscle contraction
  • Ascorbic Acid--Autobiography

Occupations:

  • Biochemists
  • Lyricists

Places:

  • Massachusetts--Woods Hole (as recorded)