Medicine: Polio Prize

For their discovery of the ability of the poliomyelitis virus to grow in cultures of different tissues, as the citation dryly put it, three U.S. scientists last week won the coveted 1954 Nobel Prize ($36,000) for medicine. They were Harvard's famed Virologist John Franklin Enders, 57 (no M.D. but a Ph.D. in bacteriology and immunology), and two who had worked with him on the project: Dr. Thomas H. Weller, 39, of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, 38, now of Cleveland's Western Reserve Medical School.

Recognition of the great accomplishment of Enders & Co. came...

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