Mr Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian- biochemist was the first scientist who extracted Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid ) from animal and plant tissues. He was an authority on the processes of biological combustion and cellular oxidation. He was born in Budapest in 1893 and studied medicine at the university of Budapest. He won a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation which enabled him to study at the Cambridge University He was attached to the faculty of medicine at the University of Szeged and the University of Budapest. Having immigrated to the United States and he became the director of the Institute of Muscle Research of the Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, Massachusetts He was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discoveries concerning ascorbic (vitamin C), which he extracted from paprika, and for his investigations of actin, a muscle protein. In his letter to Dr Lines Pauling, he stated that he was under the impression that the doctors gave the wrong information with regards to the effect of Ascorbic Acid. "to be really quite healthy, one needs more, much more. I take about a gram a day"


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