Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Charles Glen King Papers, 1918-1988 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Aigrain, P. (Pierre). International Science and Technology Journal interviews, 1962-1967. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986. Reminiscences of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi : oral history, 1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969. Papers, 1877-1972. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John Clarke Slater Papers, 1908-1976 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf [Albert Szent-Györgyi, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Gergely, John, 1919-. Albert Szent-Gyorgi oral history collection, 2004. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. Papers, 1908-1976. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1910-1994 (bulk 1922-1991) Oregon State University The Valley Library, Special Collections
referencedIn King, Charles Glen, 1896-1988. Charles Glen King papers, 1918-1988. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Albert Szent-Györgyi Papers, 1908-1986, (bulk 1947-1986) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Jambor, Agi, 1909-1997. Peace march / text by Albert Szent-Györgyi ; music by Agi Jambor. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gamow, George, 1904-1968. George Gamow and Barbara Gamow papers, 1915-1975 (bulk 1950-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986. Albert Szent-Györgyi papers, 1908-1986 (bulk 1947-1986). Library of Congress
referencedIn Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Miscellaneous bound volumes, [ca. 1954-1969]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn George Gamow and Barbara Gamow Papers, 1915-1975, (bulk 1950-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986. Letters, 1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Szent-Györgyi, Albert, 1893-1986. 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
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associatedWith Albert Einstein College of Medicine. corporateBody
associatedWith Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969. person
correspondedWith Gamow, Barbara, 1905-1976 person
correspondedWith Gamow, George, 1904-1968. person
associatedWith Institute for Muscle Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Jambor, Agi, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith King, Charles Glen, 1896-1988. person
associatedWith Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Foundation for Cancer Research. corporateBody
associatedWith National Institutes of Health (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pauling, Ava Helen person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus Carl, 1901- person
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan Buddington, 1920- person
associatedWith Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. person
associatedWith Slater, John Rothwell, b. 1872 person
associatedWith Zuckerman, Harriet A., person
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Massachusetts--Woods Hole
Subject
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
Occupation
Biochemists
Lyricists
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Birth 1893-09-16

Death 1986-10-22

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