"for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys"
"for the discovery of the so-called Grignard reagent, which in recent years has greatly advanced the progress of organic chemistry"
"for his method of hydrogenating organic compounds in the presence of finely disintegrated metals whereby the progress of organic chemistry has been greatly advanced in recent years"
"in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs"
"primarily in recognition of his fruitful, varied and outstanding production in the realm of dramatic art"