The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1945

Sir Alexander Fleming

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Prize share: 1/3

Ernst Boris Chain

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Prize share: 1/3

Sir Howard Walter Florey

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Prize share: 1/3

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1945 was awarded jointly to Sir Alexander Fleming, Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey "for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases."

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