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Records of the Enzyme Club: Siekevitz papers


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The Enzyme Club was begun in New York City in 1942 by a group of young clinicians at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research to delve more deeply into the relatively new field of Enzymology, heretofore a European specialty. David E. Green was considered the unofficial father of the group by reason of a paper he had written titled The Mechanism of Biological Oxidations. He was later asked to set up a unit at Columbia University to deal with the problems of enzyme chemistry. It was then that he conceived the notion of a forum to which interested parties could contribute. The first meeting of Enzyme Club was held in the Faculty Club at Columbia University in 1942. By 1958 the Club had re-located to the Rockefeller Institute where it remained until its dissolution in 1992.

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Collection consists of correspondence, lists and programs relating to Enzyme Club as well as reprints by Siekevitz and other members.

Source of acquisition--Siekevitz, Phillip. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1992..

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