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Meet the chemist that transformed medicine (and foiled the Nazis along the way)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 -- Since ancient times, scientists have tried to peek inside the living body. Chemist George de Hevesy's work in this area transformed medicine -- his discovery of radioactive tracers earned him a Nobel Prize. He also happened to trick the Nazis along the way. For these and other amazing stories from the history of chemistry, check out the latest episode of Reactions' new Legends of Chemistry series:

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