Reference numberEC/1938/17
Previous numbersCert XIV, 262; A56740
TitleStedman, Edgar: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his researches in organic and biological chemistry: Determination of the constitution of the alkaloid physostigmine. Synthesis of numerous simpler urethanes having a similar action; one of these ('prostigmine') has been introduced into practical medicine. Exploration of the relationship between chemical constitution and physiological action in this new and extensive group. Discovery of a new enzyme choline-esterase, which is inhibited in varying degree by all the active urethanes. Determination of its absolute rate of action (Proc Roy Soc 1936, B 121, p142). Investigated haemocyanins from a variety of invertebrates and determined the dissociation curves of their compounds with oxygen.
ProposersGeorge Barger; C R Harington; H H Dale; Harold King; A J Clark; J Mellanby; Robert Robinson; Alex McKenzie; E P Cathcart; I M Heilbron; F Gowland Hopkins; Robert Robison; E B Verney; J B Leathes
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Stedman, Edgar: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1593Stedman; Edgar (1890 - 1975)1890 - 1975
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