To the Editor:—
The notice about Dr. Szent-Györgyi, The Journal, January 22, page 235, is inaccurate. Dr. Szent-Györgyi isolated a compound from adrenals which he called a hexuronic acid (Szent-Györgyi, A.: Observations on the Function of the Peroxidase Systems and the Chemistry of the Adrenal Cortex, Biochem. J.22: 1387, 1928). He did not identify this compound with vitamin C, which was not isolated as such until the work of Waugh and King (Waugh, W. A., and King, C. G.: Isolation and Identification of Vitamin C, J. Biol. Chem.97:325, 1932). Later it was learned that the so-called hexuronic acid of Szent-Györgyi was actually vitamin C.