Medicine: To Stockholm, with Love

The Swedes garner a passel of Lasher prizes

The annual prizes given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation have become the most prestigious awards in American medicine—not so much because of what they pay but because of what they promise. Twenty-eight of the recipients have gone on to Stockholm and collected Nobel prizes. Now the imbalance is being corrected a little. Last week the 1977 Lasker prizes were given to five medical scientists, all but one of them Swedes.

The $15,000 award for basic medical research was shared by Drs. K. Sune Bergström...

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