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

Veronique Duqueroy

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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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