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Ronald Ross was born on May 13, 1857, as the son of Sir C.C.G. Ross, a General in the English army. He commenced the study of medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1875; entered the Indian Medical Service in 1881. He commenced the study of malaria in 1892. In 1894 he determined to…

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Award ceremony speech

  Presentation Speech by Professor C. Sundberg, Vice-Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine of the , on December 10, 1913 Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen. The Nobel Prize for the year 1913 for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded by the Staff of Professors of the Caroline Institute, to…

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Award ceremony speech

English Presentation Speech by Professor Staffan Normark, Member of the , December 10, 2005. Professor Staffan Normark delivering the Presentation Speech for the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen Napoleon Bonaparte was not poisoned, but died of a stomach…

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Question: When was Albert Einstein born? Answer: Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879.   Question: Where was he born? Answer: He was born in Ulm, Germany. Question: When did he die? Answer: He died 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Question: Who were his parents? Answer: His father was Hermann Einstein…

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Banquet speech

Maurice Allais’ speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1988 (in French) Majestés, Altesses Royales, Chers Collègues et Amis, Mesdames et Messieurs, Je suis profondément honoré par le Prix Nobel d’Economie qui vient de m’être décerné, en fait la plus haute distinction que puisse recevoir un scientifique. Quand je parcours la liste des savants prestigieux…

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Niels K. Jerne, born 23rd December 1911, London My parents, Hans Jessen Jerne and Else Marie Lindberg, and their ancestors (back to the seventeenth century and earlier) all lived on the island Fanø and in a small adjacent area of western Jutland in Denmark. My family moved to London in 1910, and then to Holland…

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I was born in Brooklyn in 1922. Both my mother and father were Russian Jewish emigrants who came to America in the early 1900’s. My father was a tailor and my mother, a housewife. Though of limited education themselves, they instilled in me the values of intellectual achievement and the use of whatever talents I…

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Gene Modification in Mice Introduction The 2007 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine is awarded to Drs Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells. Their work has made it possible to modify specific genes…

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I was born in Nagoya, Japan on September 5th, 1939, the second of three sons. I have also a younger sister. My father was an engineer working for a textile company that had several factories scattered in rural towns in the southern part of Japan. The company policy made it necessary for my father to…

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My father was a Jewish immigrant who settled in Argentina, and was left to his own devices at the age of 15. My mother was a teacher, herself the daughter of a poor immigrant family. For both my mother and my father, no sacrifice was too hard to make sure that their three sons (I…

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