"The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine ..."
(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)
Alfred Nobel had an active interest in medical research. Through Karolinska Institutet, he came into contact with Swedish physiologist Jöns Johansson around 1890. Johansson worked in Nobel's laboratory in Sevran, France during a brief period the same year. Physiology or medicine was the third prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
In his will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that one part of his fortune should be awarded "the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine".More about the history of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded between 1901 and 2017.
Medicine Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.
women have been awarded the Medicine Prize so far.
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Watch or read William C. Campbell's speech at the Nobel Banquet in the Stockholm City Hall on 10 December 2015.William C. Campbell's banquet speech
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