Michael Heidelberger, a biochemist credited with...

Deaths elsewhere

June 27, 1991

Michael Heidelberger, a biochemist credited with discovering that antibodies are proteins, died of a stroke Tuesday in New York. He was 103. Mr. Heidelberger began his research career in 1912 at the Rockefeller Institute and became an adjunct professor of pathology at New York University in 1964. Mr. Heidelberger's research in the 1920s and '30s led him to discover that antibodies are proteins.

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