How to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the first DNA in human blood
Posted On July 2, 2021
The centenary of the birth of the Nobel laureate Francis Galton and the 100-year anniversary of his discovery of DNA in the human blood are not the only milestones on the 100 year anniversary of DNA discovery in humans.
On May 12, 1916, a German chemist, Albert Einstein, discovered the chemical element carbon in a solution of human blood in Germany.
In a laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, he was given a bottle of the compound to drink, but it was not immediately known what it was or how it had been created.
He had to wait several months before the first test was made.
The discovery of carbon had been long sought by scientists for years and was finally recognised in the laboratory of the German scientist, Otto Weininger.
In the meantime, in the United States, Albert Schweitzer, who worked with Einstein, was able to obtain a sample of blood from a young boy who had been transfused with the blood of a dying man.
Schweitzer gave the sample to a chemist at the University of Michigan.
The chemist had already been able to produce a number of other chemicals, including hydrogen cyanide, and carbon.
The result was the first of the “solar molecules”, or the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
The discovery of these elements had a profound effect on science, leading to the discovery and identification of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the atmosphere.
The world was then able to know that carbon was a naturally occurring element.
In fact, there were so many other discoveries in the years to come that scientists began to refer to them as “discovery of the century”.
The Nobel Prize awarded to Albert Schweizer in 1915 was a great success.
The Nobel committee announced in its announcement that the first Nobel Prize would be awarded for the discovery.
But the committee was also careful not to overstate the importance of this discovery.
It said that the discovery was not a breakthrough in science, but rather a breakthrough that helped to establish the foundations for the rest of modern science.
The committee pointed out that the process of using blood as a source of new knowledge had begun well before Schweizer’s discovery of CO2, in 1897.
It also pointed out the importance that the initial discovery of oxygen was for many scientists, including Albert Schweizers own father, in terms of the importance in chemistry of a single molecule.
It was not until the late 1920s, that the Nobel Prize was awarded to Dr Henry Todhunter, a chemist who had helped develop the first effective blood transfusion technique.
The award of the prize was given to Dr Thomas Watson, a British scientist who helped to find the amino acid lysine.
The fact that the prizes were awarded in separate years is a testament to the importance the discovery had on the field of chemistry, and in particular to the scientific community.
As the first person to ever have blood transfused into his veins, it was important that the scientific work carried out on this discovery should be carried forward.
The Nobel Prize also recognised the contribution of two other scientists: Paul W. Haugland, a medical student at Cambridge University and Francis Galston, a professor of physiology at the Medical University of Vienna.
In addition, the Nobel Committee pointed out several important scientific achievements that had been made by scientists working on the discovery:The first successful human transplant was made on June 5, 1919.
It was the blood transfusions of a man from India, the first human test subject to undergo this type of medical procedure.
This transfusion was performed at the Albert Einstein Medical Institute in New York.
The first test subjects to be tested were the first humans to be born in the New York City hospitals of the University Hospitals of Rochester and St Pauls, the Medical College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Institute of Neurological Surgery at New York University.
These were the earliest and most successful human tests.
In 1920, Dr Galston had also completed his first successful blood transfuse, from the blood taken from a man who had recently been killed in a car accident.
This was the start of a decades long research effort that led to the development of new technologies that would be used in medicine and the environment for decades to come.
For more on the Nobel Prizes, see the latest edition of the Times History section.