Awards: A Nobel Threesome

Dr. Salvador Luria, 57, washing the breakfast dishes in Lexington, Mass., was incredulous when a neighbor interrupted to report what he had just heard over the radio. Dr. Alfred Hershey, 60, also was skeptical when word reached him at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Dr. Max Delbrück, 63, was disgruntled; it was only 5 a.m. in Pasadena when a reporter called him. Telegrams from Stockholm soon confirmed the news. The three biologists (only Luria is an M.D.) had been jointly awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their work between...

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