JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
One not infrequently hears the fact that so far no American has received
a Nobel prize commented on in a manner disparaging to American investigators.
As already pointed out in these columns,1 the work of Reed and
his colleagues in the etiology of yellow fever, and the far-reaching consequences
thereof, is more than sufficient to show the injustice of this reflection,
so far as medicine is concerned, and perhaps similar injustice is done to
American work in other lines of achievement of which notice is taken in the
award of these prizes. Be that as it may, however, it appears not unlikely
that as yet names of Americans deemed worthy of the consideration of the awards
committee have not been presented in the proper way by some association or
OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE NOBEL PRIZES.. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1804. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1804-a