Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine 1971-1980


Edited by Jan Lindsten (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

Below is a list of the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine for the period 1971-1980 with a description of the work awarded with the Nobel Prize:

(1971) E W Sutherland, Jr. - for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones;

(1972) G M Edelman and R R Porter - for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies;

(1973) K Von Frisch, K Lorenz and N Tinbergen - for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns;

(1974) A Claude, C De Duve and G E Palade - for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell;

(1975) D Baltimore, R Dulbecco and H M Temin- for their discoveries concerningthe interaction between tumour viruses and genetic material of the cell;

(1976) B S Blumberg and D C Gajdusek - for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases;

(1977) R Guillemin and A V Schally - for their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain; and R S Yalow - for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones;

(1978) W Arber, D Nathans and H O Smith - for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to problems of molecular genetics;

(1979) A M Cormack and G N Hounsfield - for the development of computer assisted tomography;

(1980) B Benacerraf, J Dausset and G D Snell - for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.

Pub. date: December 1992
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