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Title: Anecdotes – Great Scientists
Authors: Dhar, Durga Nath
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Leloir and Kapitsa
Leloir (Nobel Prize, 1970), an Argentinean doctor and biochemist,was a great innovator. Due to lack of research funds he often esorted to homemade gadgets and makeshift contrivances to continue his work in the laboratory.Once, unable to procure a costly refrigerated centrifuge needed to separate cell contents, he improvised by spinning a rubber tyre stuffed with common salt and powered ice (for producing low temperature). Likewise, he used waterproof cardboard to make shift gutters in order to protect his laboratory’s library from the rain.
Description: 14-15
ISSN: 0036-8512
Appears in Collections:SR Vol.48(01) [January 2011]

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