, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 285–306

Biochemistry in Wartime: The Life and Lessons of Adolf Butenandt, 1936–1946


DOI: 10.1007/s11024-006-9002-2

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Trunk, A. Minerva (2006) 44: 285. doi:10.1007/s11024-006-9002-2


This essay discusses the wartime work of one of the world’s leading biochemists, the Nobel Prize winner, Adolf Butenandt. It describes the influence of the war on Butenandt’s Institute, and considers his role as a representative figure in the collusion of science, government, and the military in Nazi Germany.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CologueGermany

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