The failed attribution of the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology to Viktor Hamburger for the discovery of Nerve Growth Factor

@article{Ribatti2016TheFA,
  title={The failed attribution of the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology to Viktor Hamburger for the discovery of Nerve Growth Factor},
  author={Domenico Ribatti},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={306-309}
}
  • D. Ribatti
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain Research Bulletin
The announcement in October 1986 that the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was to awarded to Rita Levi Montalcini and Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) and epidermal growth factor, respectively, caused many to wonder why Viktor Hamburger in whose laboratory the initial work was done had not been included in the award. This article try to reconstruct the history of the discovery of NGF with the aim to re-establish a correct dynamic of the events. 
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