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Professor Victor Trikojus exerted enormous influence on the development of biochemistry in Australia. His forceful personality and his ability to master intricate detail meant that he also imposed considerable influence on academic affairs, particularly at the University of Melbourne. Trikojus established his reputation through researching Thyroid malfunction. It was during World War Two that his scientific work shone. He identified and manufactured many drugs, particularly sulphaguanidine, which controlled bacillary dysentery and was essential to the welfare of Australia's fighting forces, particularly in the New Guinea campaign. Yet during this war his professional relationship with German science and industry brought him under suspicion and he was forced to defend charges of subversion for which he was briefly imprisoned. After his death, attacks on his record brought outraged defence from senior researchers and more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 158 x 242 x 20mm | 480.81g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 16pp b&w plates
  • 0522850952
  • 9780522850956

About Ross Humphreys

Ross Humphreys is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Consultant in Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland. He was Head of the Department of Agriculture for thirteen years, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Biological Sciences until 1993. This is his fourth book with Melbourne University more