Nobel Prize to Baruch Blumberg for the discovery of the aetiology of hepatitis B

  title={Nobel Prize to Baruch Blumberg for the discovery of the aetiology of hepatitis B},
  author={Rolf H Zetterstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
INTRODUCTION The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1976 was jointly awarded to Baruch Blumberg (Fig. 1), Philadelphia, USA and D. Carleton Gajdusek, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA for ‘their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases’. Blumberg and his group had presented evidence that hepatitis B is caused by a virus, which may be transferred by close contact, via blood, across the placenta from mother to foetus… 
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