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Bergel, Franz (1900–1987), biochemist, was born on 13 February 1900 in the Alsergrund quarter of Vienna, the younger child and second son of Moritz Martin Bergel, a Hungarian immigrant and wine merchant, and his wife, Barbara Betty Spitz, daughter of a carpet manufacturer. He was educated at a ...

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Blaschko, Hugh [formerly Karl Felix Hermann] (1900–1993), biochemist and pharmacologist, was born on 4 January 1900 in Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, the only son and second of the three children of Alfred Blaschko (1858–1922), dermatologist and venereologist, and his wife, Johanna (1873–1943), daughter of ...

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See Chain, Sir Ernst Boris

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Sir Ernst Boris Chain (1906–1979) by Wolfgang Suschitzky, 1944 © Wolfgang Suschitzky / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chain, Sir Ernst Boris (1906–1979), biochemist, was born on 19 June 1906 in Berlin, the only son of the two children of Dr Michael Chain, a Russian-born industrial chemist, and his wife, Margarete Eisner, who was related to Kurt Eisner, the socialist prime minister of ...

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Kodicek, Egon Hynek (1908–1982), biochemist and nutritionist, was born on 3 August 1908 in Kamenny Ujezd, Bohemia, the son of Emma and Samuel Kodicek. In 1915 his father, a doctor, moved with the family to Budweis, as medical chief of the military hospital there. ...

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Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (1900–1981) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Krebs, Sir Hans Adolf (1900–1981), biochemist, was born on 25 August 1900 at Hildesheim, Germany, the elder son and second of the three children of Dr Georg Krebs, an otolaryngologist, and his wife, Alma Davidson, the daughter of a banker. After serving in the army for two months in 1918 he undertook pre-clinical medical studies at the universities of ...

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Lehmann, Hermann (1910–1985), biochemist and human geneticist, was born on 8 July 1910 in Halle, Saxony, Germany, the youngest of the four children of Paul Lehmann (d. c.1927), publisher, and his first wife, Bella, née Apelt (d. c.1913). His parents were both German. His eldest sister, ...

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Morris, Noah (1893–1947), biochemist and physician, was born on 4 October 1893 at 150 Stobcross Street, Glasgow, one of five children (four sons and a daughter) of Henry Morris, formerly Sachs, general dealer, later jeweller, and his wife, Sarah, née Gershuni or Gersuny...

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Neuberger, Albert (1908–1996), biochemist, was born on 15 April 1908 at Hassfurt, Germany, the first of the three children of Max Neuberger (1877–1931), cloth merchant and businessman, and Bertha, née Hiller (1888–1974), both religious Jews. He was educated first at home, mainly by private teachers or clergymen, with much emphasis on classics, including Latin and Greek, then at a ...