The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1955

Vincent du Vigneaud

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1955 was awarded to Vincent du Vigneaud "for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone"

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