Awards: Belated Recognition

Few men have so richly deserved a Nobel Prize in medicine as Virologist Francis Peyton Rous, 87, of Manhattan's Rockefeller University, and Surgeon Charles Brenton Huggins, 65, of the University of Chicago. But each man seemed to have lost his chance long ago. It is more than 50 years since Rous did his pioneering cancer research, more than 25 since Huggins made his impressive contributions to treatment of the same disease. But last week Stockholm's Royal Caroline Institute belatedly corrected both glaring omissions. It named Drs. Rous and Huggins to share the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!