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Banquet speech

Rita Levi-Montalcini’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1986 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with very deep emotion that my dear friend Stanley Cohen and I stand here today, in front of you, and wish to express our immense gratitude for having been bestowed with the greatest honor that…



My twin sister Paola and I were born in Turin on April 22, 1909, the youngest of four children. Our parents were Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and gifted mathematician, and Adele Montalcini, a talented painter and an exquisite human being. Our older brother Gino, who died twelve years ago of a heart attack, was…