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MORITZ TRAUBE  (1826-1894)  -  
Life and work of an universal private scholar and a pioneer of the physiological chemistry.

Portrait Moritz Traube

It's really a curio: a provincial wine merchant caused in the scholars and professors of the 19th century astonishment and excitement, he evoked admiration and hostility at the same time.
Moritz Traube forced leeding authorities of different scientific disciplines to improve their hypotheses, forced them to a hard dispute by contents and not seldom with sharp polemic.

This man not only sold Hungarian wine to Otto von Bismarck, in a small attic of his house in sleepless nights he developed innovative theories of enzymes, metabolism, the growth of plants, the chemistry of oxygen and its role for the living processes.

Be quite honest, did you know