Medicine: Nobel Prize

The 1935 Nobel Prize for Medicine last week went to a German embryologist, sturdy Professor Hans Spemann, 66, of the University of Freiburg. The German Press published big headlines about this first unstinted salute to a Nazi scientist.

Under the microscope with needle knives Professor Spemann operates on fertilized animal eggs no bigger than pinheads. By such minute work has he determined that a minute point in the ripening egg, the dorsal lip of the blastopore, is where the cells which eventually form the body begin to take special form. He has transplanted a...