Medicine: Nobel Prizes

In awarding the 1936 Nobel Prize for Medicine last week, the Caroline Medical Institute at Stockholm again pointed to a peculiarity of English medical research. Only one Englishman, the late Sir Ronald (malaria) Ross (1857-1935), has earned the superb salute of a Nobel Prize for work accomplished entirely by himself. Four others have been obliged to split their prizes with men who did equally superb work in the same field of research.*

Last week's newest prize-sharer was Sir Henry Hallett Dale, director of London's National Institute for Medical Research. His prize-mate: Professor...

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