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Average Age for a Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

The ages in the graphs below refers to how old the Nobel Laureates were the year they were awarded the Nobel Prize. The average age when awarded is 58 for all the Medicine Laureates between 1901 and 2014. The most frequent age bracket for the Medicine Laureates is 60-64. To date, the youngest Nobel Laureate in Medicine is Frederick G. Banting, who was 32 years old when he was awarded in 1923.

Percent and number of Medicine Laureates in different age brackets

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Age interval [years]

 

 

Average age of Medicine Laureates during the past century

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Decade [years]

 

 

Average age of Nobel Laureates per prize category

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