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Vitamin C in Skin Care

By: Peter T. Pugliese, MD
Posted: June 2, 2009, from the June 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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a. Ascorbic acid means anti-scurvy agent. This term appears in 1937 and was devised by Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi Nagyrapolt in Hungary. He received the Nobel Prize in Physology or Medicine in 1937 for his isolation of ascorbic acid.