Monk's moments: A noble thought
The Nobel Prize for medicine (officially for discoveries in physiology or medicine) was first awarded in 1901. Many of the awards in the early years were for work that transformed medical practice, especially in relation to infectious disease: von Behring (1901) for his work on diphtheria, Ronald Ross (1902) for the discovery of the malaria parasite and its life cycle, Koch (1905), and Ehrlich (1908). The only dermatologist to have won a Nobel Prize was Finsen (1903) for his work on phototherapy in the treatment of lupus vulgaris (cutaneous tuberculosis).
Dermatology in practice 2006; 14(1): 27–27
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