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Peyton Rous M.D.

Peyton Rous M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1966
Co-Nobelist Charles B. Huggins

Physician, Pathologist, Scientist. Tumor-inducing Rous Sarcoma Virus, tumor filtrate transplantability. Nobel 50 yrs after discovery. Blood transfusion, world's first blood bank, Rous-Turner solution. Accurate editing, content, style. Experiments: extreme clarity. Equanimity, warmth. Many old are young to life.

"Uneducated men can be as great-hearted, lovable as those who know much."


Payton Rous A Biographical Memoir by Renato Dulbecco awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1975. National Academy of Sciences, Bio 17 pages; total 34 pages

Drawing by Newton Llorente

Name: Peyton Rous
Birth: 5 October 1879, Baltimore, MD, USA
Death: 16 February 1972, New York, NY, USA
Institution: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for his discovery of tumour-inducing viruses"
Subject: medical oncology, virology
Portion of Cash: 1/2