Medicine: The Second Messenger

Dr. Earl Sutherland Jr. was hardly fazed when newsmen bearing rumors descended upon his home in Nashville, Tenn., last week. A professor of physiology at Nashville's Vanderbilt University, he remained calmer than the newsmen while a Swedish journalist in the group placed a transatlantic call to a colleague who was waiting outside the room at Stockholm's Royal Caroline Institute where the Nobel Prize Committee was voting. After a while, the Swede suddenly turned from the telephone and gave Sutherland the news: he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for...

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