Medicine: Enzymes & Doubts

The era when sulfa drugs were the wonders of the medical world was quickly followed by the antibiotic age, and then came a time when hormones held the center of the medical stage. Next, thought some enthusiastic researchers, would come the age of enzymes¬ósome of nature's complex chemicals which act as catalysts in countless physiological reactions. A star among the enzymes was expected to be trypsin, secreted by the pancreas. It was known to dissolve dead tissue around wounds, but a team of Manhattan researchers led by Dr. Irving Innerfield made far more dramatic claims for it.

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