Medicine: Co-Workers & Coenzymes

Two of the brightest young graduate researchers at Berlin's Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the mid-20s were Fritz Albert Lipmann and Hans Adolf Krebs. Both took their work in biochemistry with utmost seriousness, but they never discussed the possibility of future fame. They would have been even less likely to do so if they had been able to foresee the course of German politics. Both were Jews.

Soon after the Nazis came to power, Lipmann decided that Germany was no place for him; a year's research assignment in Copenhagen stretched to seven years before he...

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