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Peter J. Drumm First Professor of Biochemistry at University College Cork


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By Dr. Ned Barrett

Professor Peter John Drumm (1898-1952) was the first Professor of Biochemistry at University College Cork. He was a man of extraordinary ability and an outstanding chemist and biochemist. His research output was considerable. All of this was achieved against a backdrop of political and economic upheaval and war, both in Ireland and abroad. His death at a relatively young age was a tremendous loss to his academic colleagues and students at UCC. His achievements deserve to be recorded and evaluated.

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