History of Biochemistry
It is interesting to live with scientist as their discoveries are just born . it is more interesting when you find out that chance played a role in a scientific discovery .you will live with nearly 50 scientists who have enriched human knowledge in the field of Biochemistry(Life at cellular level). More
It is interesting to live with scientist as their discoveries are just born . it is more interesting when you find out that chance played a role in a scientific discovery . when you read about discovery of Vitamin C you just find it was an ordinary dinner One night, Szent-Györgyi recalled, his wife served him fresh red paprika for supper. As he wrote in his autobiography, “I did not feel like eating it so I thought of a way out. Suddenly it occurred to me that this is the one plant I had never tested. I took it to the laboratory ... [and by] about midnight I knew that it was a treasure chest full of vitamin C.”
Also Mullis Karry the inventor of PCR had the idea while he was on his way home driving his car.
As everybody Knows science is not the effort of One scientist at one place . it is on the contrary , a collaborated effort of many scientists . this appears in letter sent by Brazelius to Geradus Mulder.
The word protein that I propose to you . . . I would wish to
derive from proteios, because it appears to be the
primitive or principal substance of animal nutrition that
plants prepare for the herbivores, and which the latter then furnish to the carnivores.
J. J. Berzelius,1838
Another letter from a student(Wohler) to his Mentor(Brazelius)
"I cannot, so to say, hold my chemical water and must tell you that I can make urea without thereby needing to have kidneys, or anyhow, an animal, be it human or dog".
You will also find that a scientist work might not appreciated at first , it might be burried for years untill someone cares about it. Like Mendles Work which was not discovered untill 1900.Now Mendle is considered the Father of Genetics.
Whatever the obstacles you find , you should believe in your goal this helped James Summer who isolated the first enzyme. Although his work was unsuccessful at first and his colleagues were doubtfuk believing that what he was trying to achieve is impossible, He did it at last.
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