Phoebus Aaron was born in Zagare, Lithuania back in 1869. In 1891 he graduated from the Imperial Military Medical Academy with a MD. Later he developed an interest in biochemistry, which of course is the rest of the story.
Because of the anti-Semitic issues his family moved to the United States where he started his medical practice in New York City. In his spare time, he enrolled at Columba University to further his education in biochemical research.
In 1905, he was appointed head of the biochemical laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research where he spent the rest of his career. I could go into all of his findings but frankly I don’t understand them all, so we’ll skip it to get to the point of this post.
While you may not know the name Phoebus Aaron Theodore Leven you surely will recognize his discovery of something that is so vital to us today. His discovery, well it was what we all know as DNA. Thus, ends the history lesson for today. Until tomorrow do all of us a favor and pass on a smile, they are highly contagious you know.