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12/05/1910 British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin is born

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Great Medical Discoveries: Dorothy Hodgkin and the Structure of Penicillin

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

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CAN385 NOBEL CHEMISTRY PRIZE WINNER DOCTOR DOROTHY HODGKIN FROM OXFORD

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Dorothy Hodgkin

Hodgkin developed protein crystallography, a method used for determining the atomic and molecular structure of peptides. It is still an essential tool in molecular biology today. Using her method, Hodgkin confirmed the previously theorized structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. She also deciphered the structure of insulin.
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