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Perutz, Max Ferdinand, 1940s-1958

MS. Eng. c. 7956/20
Held at the Weston Library

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Pertuz, a refugee from Austria, joined Bernal's Cambridge laboratory in 1936. He became and remained one of Hodgkin's closest and most admiring friends; her letters mention many informal visits by him to her laboratory and home. With J.C. Kendrew, Perutz set up the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 1947. His work on haemoglobin won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962 jointly with Kendrew (see also MS. Eng. c. 5707/7-9 in the main Hodgkin papers and passim; Ferry passsim).

Includes unfinished account, by Hodgkin, in the form of a letter to Thomas, after a visit by Perutz describing his experiences of wartime internment, ?1941-1942; letter from Perutz, ?1943; 'Plan of research' on molecular structure of haemoglobin, postwar ?1945, with a manuscript note 'W.L.B.' (Lawrence Bragg); correspondence 1950, 1958.


  • Creation: 1940s-1958


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7956/20

Former reference:

NCUACS 135/8/04 H.20

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