Science: Nobelmen

Dr. Vincent du Vigneaud of Cornell University Medical College had a rather harrowing experience with his Nobel Prize. A fortnight ago, the Associated Press reported from Sweden that he had won the medicine prize (TIME, Oct. 31). The report was promptly corrected, but not before Dr. du Vigneaud had heard it and rejoiced prematurely. When the news came last week that he had won the chemistry prize instead, the executive editor of the Associated Press, Alan J. Gould himself, called Dr. du Vigneaud to assure him that this was the real McCoy. Then Dr....

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