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  1. Paul,1889–1971, Swiss chemist, born in Russia: Nobel Prize 1937.
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  • The purpose was to visit a surgeon named Karrer, a friend of the brother.

    The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)

    Alexander Wheelock Thayer

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  1. Russian-born Swiss chemist who researched the structure of carotene, which led to important discoveries concerning vitamin A. He also described the structures of riboflavin and vitamins E and K. For these achievements, he shared with British chemist Sir Norman Haworth the 1937 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
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