This Day in Jewish History / Death of a Nobel chemist
Max Perutz, hooked on science, broke free from his textile manufacturing destiny because 'mankind would suffer an incalculable loss if I failed to win the Nobel Prize.'
On February 6, 2002, chemist Max Perutz died, at age 87. Perutz shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with his colleague John Kendrew for their study of the structure of hemoglobin, the protein component of red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to body tissues and then transports carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs.
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