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Solvay Conference

Nature volume 140, page 542 (25 September 1937) | Download Citation



THE Institut International de Chimie Solvay has issued personal invitations to its sixth chemical conference, which is to take place in Brussels on October 4–9, the chosen subjects for discussion being vitamins and hormones. Eight main papers have been promised, namely: P. Karrer, a general report on vitamins ; H. von Euler, carotenoid and B2 vitamins ; Ad. Windaus, vitamins D and B1 ; W. N. Haworth, ascorbic acid ; A. Szent-Gyorgyi, physiological and therapeutic properties of the vitamins ; L. Ruzicka, a general report on hormones ; E. Laqueur, sex hormones ; T. Kögl, vegetable hormones. Including those named, some twenty-five of the leading workers in these subjects have accepted invitations, so that very valuable discussions should take place during the eight sessions.

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