, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 285–306 | Cite as

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

  • Achim TrunkEmail author


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.


Nobel Prize Rockefeller Foundation Nobel Prize Winner Biological Weapon Androsterone 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CologueGermany

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