From Berlin to New York: Life and Work of the Almost Forgotten German-Jewish Biochemist Carl Neuberg (1877-1956)

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With a bibliography of Carl Neuberg's publications by Michael Engel and Brigitte Lohff. Translated from the German by Anthony Mellor-Stapelberg Carl Neuberg - born in Hanover, Germany, on July 29, 1877; died in New York, USA, on May 30, 1956 - was a celebrated biochemist who contributed greatly to the development of biochemistry from a chemical sub-discipline to a separate subject. As founder and editor of the internationally acknowledged Zeitschrift f r Biochemie (today: The FEBS Journal) as well as Director of ...

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With a bibliography of Carl Neuberg's publications by Michael Engel and Brigitte Lohff. Translated from the German by Anthony Mellor-Stapelberg Carl Neuberg - born in Hanover, Germany, on July 29, 1877; died in New York, USA, on May 30, 1956 - was a celebrated biochemist who contributed greatly to the development of biochemistry from a chemical sub-discipline to a separate subject. As founder and editor of the internationally acknowledged Zeitschrift f r Biochemie (today: The FEBS Journal) as well as Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry in Berlin, Neuberg played a major role in turning biochemistry into a key discipline of biomedical research in the 20th century. But due to the Nazi persecution and his dismissal from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry in 1934, Neuberg was forced to escape abroad. In this study, Neuberg's life and work in Germany and his endeavors as a Jewish emigrant in Amercan exile are illustrated to honour his leading role in the history of biochemistry and medicine.

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1 Introduction: Carl Neuberg - an almost forgotten biochemist 9

2 Youth and Education 15

2.1 Home and family 15

2.2 Childhood, school and university 17

3 The Berlin Years (1898-1913) 19

3.1 Assistant at the Charite 19

3.2 Head of Department, Institute of Animal Physiology 22

3.3 Neuberg's teaching career at the Charite and the Royal Agricultural College 26

4 The "Biochemische Zeitschrift" 31

4.1 The magazine's foundation and international prestige 31

4.2 The forced end of Neuberg's editorship 42

5 Neuberg and the Kaiser Wilhelm Society 58

5.1 The founding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society 58

5.2 The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Experimental Therapy 61

5.3 The "German Oxford" - Neuberg's life in Dahlem 65

5.4 The First World War and the glycerol substitutes 75

5.5 Neuberg's long striving for an institute of his own 81

5.6 The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry 93

5.7 Maria Kobel and Paul Mayer - colleagues and friends of Neuberg's 99

5.8 The Department of Tobacco Research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biochemistry 103

6 From Berlin to New York - Neuberg's Escape from Hitler's Germany 108

6.1 Neuberg's dismissal 108

6.2 Adolf Butenandt: Neuberg's successor 122

6.3 Neuberg's last years before his emigration (1936-1939) 128

6.4 Neuberg's attitude to Jewish identity and his decision to emigrate 132

6.5 The long flight to the USA 137

7 Exile in America (1941-1956) 144

7.1 Neuberg's life in the United States 144

7.2 Research and teaching in exile 153

7.3 Neuberg's ambivalent attitude to Germany after 1939 161

8 Neuberg's Scientific Reputation 172

8.1 Honors and awards 172

8.2 The non-award of the Nobel Prize178

8.3 The "Carl Neuberg Medal" 181

9 Epilogue 184

10 List of Abbreviations 191

11 Bibliography of Works by Carl Neuberg and his Associates 192

11.1 Publications by Carl Neuberg 192

11.2 Doctoral theses supervised by Carl Neuberg 246

11.3 Publications by other staff of Neuberg's research departments, institutes and laboratories, 1903-1955 249

12 Index of Sources and Literature 263

12.1 Archive material and unpublished sources 263

12.2 Literature 270

13 List of Illustrations 284

14 Index of Persons 286

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