D. Carleton Gajdusek
Born: 9 September 1923, Yonkers, NY, USA
Died: 12 December 2008, Tromsø, Norway
Affiliation at the time of the award: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases"
Field: disease transmission, epidemiology
Prize share: 1/2
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