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Reference numberEC/1949/19
Previous numbersCert XV, 227; A06371
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TitleScott, David Alymer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDavid Aylmer Scott made his first contribution to biochemistry when in 1922 he played a prominent role in developing the large scale production of insulin. In 1930 Scott showed that insulin could be obtained in crystalline form by the addition of small amounts of zinc to a solution of the amorphous material. He proved that the crystals of insulin which Abel and his colleagues had originally obtained were the zinc salt of the insulin protein. With A M Fisher, Scott developed protamin zinc insulin in 1936. Later in the same year Scott, with A Charles developed a method for the preparation of lugarin from beef lung, which is now universally used. Scott and Charles were the first to isolate lugarin as the crystalline barium salt.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. E B Verney
From Personal Knowledge. C H Best; C R Harington; H H Dale; Percival Hartley; F J W Roughton; D Keilin; A R Todd; Harold King
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Scott, David Alymer: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA553Scott; David Alymer (1892 - 1971)1892 - 1971
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