Harland G. Wood

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Harland Goff Wood (September 2, 1907 – September 12, 1991) was an American biochemist notable for proving in 1935 that animals, humans and bacteria utilized carbon dioxide. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Wood was a recipient of the National Medal of Science.[2][3] Wood was on the President's Science Advisory Committee under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.[2][3] Wood was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2][3] a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[2] and of the Biochemical Society of Japan.[2] He was also first director of the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine and Dean of Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.[3]



  1. The Journal of Biological Chemistry;The Discovery of Heterotrophic Carbon Dioxide Fixation by Harland G. Wood;Nicole Kresge,Robert D. Simoni,Robert L. Hill
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 National Academy of Sciences;National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:Harland Goff Wood;By David A. Goldthwait and Richard W. Hanson
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 WOOD, HARLAND GOFF - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
  4. Singleton, R. Jr. 1998. "A passion for the laboratory: Harland Goff Wood and American Biochemistry." CenterViews (CWRU: Center for Biomedical Ethics), Winter 97/98: 1 & 5 - 6
  5. Singleton, R. Jr. "Wood, Harland Goff" in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Noretta Koertge, Editor), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (In press, 2007).