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Albert Szent-Györgyi

August 19, 2023

Albert Szent-Györgyi was a Hungarian-born scientist who spent much of his career at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. He won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his research on Vitamin C and the citric acid cycle, a critical process in cell respiration. He later investigated the biophysics of muscles, cancer, and free radicals. This quote, excerpted from Szent-Györgyi’s 1971 paper, “The Biology and Pathology of Water” makes clear that this molecule is essential to all biological functions.

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