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Tadeusz Reichstein The Alchemist of Vitamin Science

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There are people whose inner lives are so rich that the footnotes to their biographies contain the material for entire novels. Such a person was Tadeusz Reichstein (1897–1996). A Polish Jew who spent most of his working life in Basel as a naturalized Swiss, he gave his name to the Reichstein Process for the industrial manufacture of vitamin C and won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of adrenal cortical hormones. He also, in a retirement lengthier and more active than many a scientific career, published no fewer than a hundred works on the subject of ferns.

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Year 2012
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DOI Number 10.52439/MIEB9967
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