Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896)
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Global Nobel Prize
Under this headline GHN Pharma will present Nobel Medicine Laureates from different vintages since 1901, why the researchers were awarded and what their discoveries have led to. First out, in our series is of course Alfred Nobel himself.
The concise presentations will remind us of some of the many important life improving medical advances achieved during the last 120 year.We are very grateful for the support and advice from The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and The Nobel Foundation in this matter.
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“The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is without a doubt the world’ s most prestigious award for pioneering discoveries in the medical field.”
Thomas Perlmann Professor and Secretary of Nobel Assembly gives that rating in the foreword to the recently published book “Visual and culinary delights for Nobel Medicine Laureates” .
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded “to the person or persons having made the most important discovery in the field of physiology or medicine”.
The great fortune made by Alfred Nobel during his successful career as industrialist once gave him the attribute “Europe’ s richest man”.
In November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature (Nobel Foundation Stockholm, Sweden) and Peace (Norwegian Nobel Committee, Oslo, Norway) – the Nobel Prizes.
In 1968, Sweden’s central bank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
For 2021 the amount is set at Swedish kronor (SEK) 10.0 million, equivalent to US Dollar 1 158 000 per full Nobel Prize.