The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1929

Christiaan Eijkman

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Prize share: 1/2

Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1929 was divided equally between Christiaan Eijkman "for his discovery of the antineuritic vitamin" and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins "for his discovery of the growth-stimulating vitamins."

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