Albert Szent-Györgyi


Albert Szent-Györgyi Hungarian phisiologist won the Nobel Price in Medicine in 1937 in this interview he is speaking about wheat germ, about his theory to cure cancer:

What we want to do is to understand the trouble with cancer research, to understand the cancer itself. First we need to understand what life is. So our research spreads out over very large fields. And we want to understand what the so called living thing is. What is the difference between something alive and something not alive. And when we know that, then we have a chance to do something against cancer. Now my philosophy was always that we must go down to the establish, and have it as simple as it is possible. so it is much better to work on plants than on animals. You see chemistry has always worked on animals, and I thought the chance to understand life is much better in plants, because they are very much simpler. That was led me to the discovery of Vitamin C, which was very important. Now I went one step further and looking for an other plant which is much simpler. And the oldest plant is grass, you see, grass just grows, it's just a leaf, a very simple plant. And very important plant for Hungary, because the wheat is a grass itself, a cultivated grass, and the wheat keeps mankind alive and the grass is, all animals they gaze on ,they feed on grass. We found some interesting substances in wheat, and we found that if we combine these substances with ascorbic acid, (vitamin C) than we could cure cancer at least in animals, in experimental animals, in mice, we can cure cancer, and now we want to extend that towards to men. I am using wheat germ 'búza csíra' in Hungarian, I am sure the wheat, I am using that, and I am convinced that's why I am still active.

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