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 the 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 university.
In its issue of April 1, 1905, the Medical News recommends that some association—and why not the American
OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE NOBEL PRIZES.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(15):1201. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500420045009