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An Unsung Hero of Free Radical Science – Rebecca Gerschman

Majid Ali, M.D. The unsung hero of the field of free radical pathobiology is Rebecca Gerschman, a physiologist at the University of Rochester. In the early 1950s, she investigated the relationships between oxygen toxicity and the adrenal gland, and proposed that oxygen toxicity was mediated by free radicals.4-7It is peculiar that Gerschman’s seminal contributions escaped the notice of most researchers

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