Quiz: What Do You Know About the Nobel Prize in Medicine Laureates?

Veronique Duqueroy


October 09, 2014

In 1939, Gerhard Domagk was forced by the German authorities to decline the Nobel Prize. Adolf Hitler had forbidden any German to accept a Nobel Prize after the Peace Prize was awarded in 1936 to a political opponent, Carl von Ossietzky. When Domagk initially said he would accept the prize, he was arrested and jailed by the Gestapo. A few weeks later, he officially declined the prize in a letter drafted by the German authorities. Later, in 1947, he finally received the Nobel Prize medal, but not the prize money.[1]


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