The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1939
Award: "for the discovery of the antibacterial effects of prontosil."
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Gerhard Domagk was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1939. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German policy forbade citizens from accepting the Nobel Prize. As per the regulations of the Nobel Foundation, the prize money was reverted to the funds of the foundation.
After the war was over, in 1947, Domagk accepted the prize. He was awarded only the Nobel Medal and the Nobel Prize Diploma. He did not receive the Nobel Prize money.
Name: Gernard Jonannes Paul Domagk
Birth: 30 October 1895, Lagow, Germany (now Poland)
Death: 24 April 1964, Burgberg, West Germany (now Germany)
Residence: Munster University, Munster Germany
Role: "for the discovery of the antibacterial effects of prontosil."
Gerhard Domagk was caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award but he later received the diploma and the medal.
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: Degree in Medicine, Kiel University 1921.
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