Medicine: Vitamin C Analyzed

In serene Gottingen the university faculty last week talked pridefully concerning knowledge and its fruits, pointed particularly at sage Professor Adolf Windaus and two of his scholastic offshoots. Professor Windaus, 1928 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was first man to crystallize a vitamin—Vitamin D, in 1931. The same year one of his former pupils, Dr. Ottar Rygh, announced that he had crystallized Vitamin C, the anti-scurvy ingredient of food. Last week another Windaus student, young Dr. Fritz Micheel, who has become a Gottingen professor, reported that he had analyzed the chemical nature of Vitamin...

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