Though he described himself as “a very dull child”, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi developed a passion for learning and science when he was sixteen. He quickly developed a keen interest in becoming a medical researcher, and over the next thirty years he would develop his interest in researching the connections between free radicals and cancer. For his efforts, he would receive the 1937 Nobel Prize for his work in biological oxidation and vitamin C. After Szent-Gyorgyi passed away in 1986, his collected papers (which also included photographs, oral histories, and published articles) went to the Woods Hole Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. Recently, the Laboratory and the National Library of Medicine collaborated to create this online digital collection that contains many of these documents and supporting materials. Visitors can browse through four different sections that explore different periods of his career, including his time spent at the Institute for Muscle Research and his time at the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Visitors to the site can also elect to view the materials alphabetically or chronologically, if they are so inclined.


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