Alfred Nobel and His Prizes: From Dynamite to DNA

  title={Alfred Nobel and His Prizes: From Dynamite to DNA},
  author={Marshall A. Lichtman},
  booktitle={Rambam Maimonides medical journal},
Alfred Nobel was one of the most successful chemists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and businessmen of the late nineteenth century. In a decision later in life, he rewrote his will to leave virtually all his fortune to establish prizes for persons of any nationality who made the most compelling achievement for the benefit of mankind in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace among nations. The prizes were first awarded in 1901, five years after his death. In… CONTINUE READING


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