Thomas Burr Osborne (1859 – 1929)

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Thomas Osborne studied proteins for nearly 40 years. At the time, it had been generally believed that there were only a few types of proteins, but Osborne’s work clearly showed this to be untrue. With Lafayette Benedict Mendel, his carefully controlled rat feeding studies showed that proteins differ in nutritional value because of differences in contents of essential amino acids.

 

 

 

 

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