PRINGSHEIM, HANS (1876–1940), German biochemist. Pringsheim was born in Oppeln, Upper Silesia and was a professor at the University of Berlin from 1921. He left Germany for Paris after the Nazi accession to power in 1933 and worked in a private laboratory in Geneva from 1936 until his death. He wrote Die Polysaccharide (1919, 19313), Die Variabilitaet niederer Organismen (1910), and Zuckerchemie (1925).
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