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|Title:||Anecdotes – Great Scientists|
|Authors:||Dhar, Durga Nath|
|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.
|Appears in Collections:||SR Vol.48(01) [January 2011]|
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