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Mohammed Abd El-fattah Fifth Year Medicine (Undergraduate)

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will talk about Nobel Prize; it's my dream….. Really, so you know about it? …Ooh, of course!!! Faithfully not so much … Okay let's know about it … The Nobel Prize is named after Alfred Nobel, who made a fortune in the munitions industry after inventing dynamite. When he died in 1896, Nobel’s estate was worth more than 33 million kronor with one year’s interest from the fortune equal to the annual budget of Sweden’s greatest university. Nobel’s will, written in 1895, dedicated the majority of this estate to prizes for those who had “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind” by making “the most important discovery or invention” in the fields of physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine. In 1901, five years after Nobel’s death, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

But, What about The Nobel Prize in Medicine? Alfred Nobel had an active interest in medical research. Physiology or medicine was the third prize area Nobel mentioned in his will. “The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine ...” (Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel) In 1901, Emil von Behring was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on serum therapy, particularly for its use in the treatment of diphtheria. The Medicine Prize has subsequently highlighted a number of important discoveries including penicillin, genetic engineering and bloodtyping. The Nobel Prize in

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Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

2010 which was awarded to Robert G. Edwards "for the development of in vitro fertilization".

But, I don't tell me, who are the last winner, and for what? ‌

But in the next volume ‌ keep in touch...

Okay let's know about The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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