Ochoa, Severo

1959 Nobel co-laureate for Physiology or Medicine on scouting

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(1905-1993) Spanish-born US biochemist, recipient of 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Demonstrator and Nuffield Research Assistant at Oxford 1938-41. To US, in 1942 appointed Research Associate in Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, Asst. Professor of Biochemistry 1945, Professor of Pharmacology 1946, Professor of Biochemistry 1954, and Chairman of Department of Biochemistry. US citizen 1956, in 1959 awarded Nobel Prize for his work on synthesis of RNA. He continued research on protein synthesis and replication of RNA viruses until 1985, when he returned to Spain and advised Spanish science policy authorities and scientists. Received 1979 US National Medal of Science, Madrid research center named after him and asteroid 117435 Severochoa also named in his honor. TLS on 11 x 8 ˝ Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, New Jersey letterhead, April 22 1976, to a New York man who asked Ochoa to share a scouting experience with him. Ochoa, much to his loss, has never been a scout, but believes “…it is an important activity for young people…” and his correspondent should keep his interest in it.

Condition: Very good, few slight creases top left
Type:Letter






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