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A different type of education came when as a member of a medical corps in the National Guard I spent several weeks in a military camp in California.
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A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.
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A small portion of my Boyer DNA has been traced to John Alden, famous as a Mayflower pilgrim who wooed for another and won for himself.
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An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel.
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But solving how oxidative phosphorylation occurred remained one the most challenging problems of biochemistry, and I could not resist its siren call.
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Chemistry and mathematics seemed logical studies to emphasize, although I had little concept as to where they might lead.
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Concentrated serum albumin fractionated from blood plasma was effective in battlefield treatment of shock.
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During my early years at Minnesota I conducted an evening enzyme seminar.
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Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures.
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Fortunately, the Biochemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison was outstanding and far ahead of most others in the country.
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From the Stanford studies I gained experience with proteins and a growing respect for the beauty of their structures.
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Hardy Mormon pioneers had settled the area only 70 years before my birth in 1918.
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Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level.
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I also remember such things as picnics in Provo Canyon, and the anticipation that I might get to lick the dasher after cranking the ice-cream freezer.
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I am told that I had a bad temper, and remember being banished to the back hall until civility returned.
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I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information.
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I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president.
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I recall mother's tolerance when she allowed me, at an early age, to take off the hinges and doors of cupboards if I would put them back on.
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If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
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In 1956 I accepted a Hill Foundation Professorship and moved to the medical school campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
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In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
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It was always assumed that I would go to college.
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It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.
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Minnesota has generally competent and honest public officials, good support of the schools and cultural amenities, and an excellent state university.
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More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
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Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
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My father, Dell Delos Boyer, born in 1879 in Springville, Utah, came from the Pennsylvania Boyers, who in turn came from an earlier Bayer ancestry in what is now Holland and Germany.
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My first exposure to chemistry came when I was given a chemistry set for Christmas.
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My Ph.D. degree was granted in the spring of 1943, the nation was at war, and I headed for a war project at Stanford University.
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One evening I presented my and Henry's evidence for the first known K+ activation of an enzyme, pyruvate kinase.
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Perhaps this temper was later sublimated into drive and tenacity, traits that may have come in part from my mother.
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Recently I scanned notes on a diary that my mother, Grace Guymon, wrote in her late teens, when living near Mancos, Colorado.
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Students who learned more easily were allowed to skip a grade, and I entered the new Farrer Junior High school at a younger age than my classmates.
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Summers I worked as a waiter and managerial assistant at Pinecrest Inn, in a canyon near Salt Lake City.
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The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal.
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The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment.
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The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds.
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The geographical isolation and lack of television made world happenings and problems seem remote.
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The information exchanged and gained at scientific conferences and visits has been tremendously important for progress in my laboratory.
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The war project at Stanford was essentially completed, and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship at the University of Minnesota, which had a good biochemistry department.
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This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation, and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or concentrated urea solutions.
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We soon found that the enzyme-bound phosphohistidine we had discovered was an intermediate in the substrate level phosphorylation of the citric acid cycle.
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