THE NOBEL PRIZE AWARDS
Sir Alexander Fleming of London and Sir Howard W. Florey and Dr. Ernst B. Chain of Oxford University recently were awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. The 1943 award was made to Drs. Edward A. Doisy, professor of biochemistry at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Henrik Dam of Copenhagen, who was in the United States at the time. The 1944 award was presented to Drs. Joseph Erlanger, professor of physiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and Herbert Spencer Gasser, director of the Rockefeller Institute, New York. According to the Stockholm announcement, the 1945 award is made in recognition of the pioneer work of these three investigators in the discovery of penicillin and its healing effects in treating infections. The recipients will share equally in the prize, which amounts to about $30,000. The history of the discovery of
Current Comment. JAMA. 1945;129(11):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860450029011
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