Tadeus Reichstein

Tadeus Reichstein

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birth_date = July 20, 1897
birth_place = Włocławek, Congress Poland
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death_place = Basel, Switzerland
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citizenship = Switzerland
nationality = Poland
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known_for = cortisone
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prizes = Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1950
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Tadeusz Reichstein (July 20, 1897 – August 1, 1996) was a Polish-born Swiss chemist and Nobel laureate.

Reichstein was born into a Jewish family at Włocławek, Congress Poland, and spent his early childhood at Kiev, where his father was an engineer. He began his education a boarding-school at Jena, Germany.

In 1933, working in Zürich, Switzerland, Reichstein succeeded, independently of Sir Norman Haworth and his collaborators in the United Kingdom, in synthesizing vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Together with E. C. Kendall and P. S. Hench, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for their work on hormones of the adrenal cortex which culminated in the isolation of cortisone.

He died in Basel, Switzerland. The principal industrial process for the artificial synthesis of Vitamin C still bears his name. Reichstein was the longest-lived Nobel laureate at the time of his death, but was surpassed in 2008 by Rita Levi-Montalcini.


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url= http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11624287
title=Tadeus Reichstein: 20 July 1897-1 August 1996.
periodical=Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society. Royal Society (Great Britain)

id = PMID:10442018
url= http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442018
title= [On the hundredth birthday of the first scientist of Polish ancestry to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine: Tadeusz Reichstein]
periodical=Prz. Lek.

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url= http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18055426
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last=Wincewicz A, Sulkowska M, Sulkowski S.
title=Tadeus Reichstein, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine: on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of his birth in Poland.
periodical=Hormones (Athens)

External links

* [http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/1950/reichstein-bio.html Brief bio on the Nobel Website]

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