I expect that the next great stride of biology will be its shift to the electronic dimension. This will be the step by which biology truly enters the realm of modern medicine. Probably this Electronic biology will be the biology of the 21st century.
– Albert Szent-Györgyi, 1969
An electron, given off easily, has a high energy level, while an orbital which tends to take up an electron, has a low energy level. The transmitted electron thus goes from a high to a low level, and releases the energy which corresponds to the difference of the two levels. It is this energy which drives life.
– Albert Szent-Györgyi, Electronic Biology and Cancer, Marcel Dekker Inc. 1976
The electronic theory of cancer
The living state and cancer by Albert Szent-Györgyi