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Villa Nobel in San Remo, Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Alfred Nobel lived here during the last few years of his life. He passed away due to a lingering heart ailment and a stroke on 10 Dec 1896. By then his parents, all his siblings - two elder brothers and a younger brother - had passed away. He had not married. At the time of death, in the house, with him were only his servants who did not understand him speaking in Swedish. Photo: nobelprize.org.

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Gertrude Elion, Physiology or Medicine Nobelist 1988 Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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Julius Axelrod Physiology or Medicine Nobelist, 1970. Axelrod in the 1960s. Left eye injured in a laboratory accident while testing vitamin supplements added to food, particularly milk, for the New York City Department of Health's Laboratory of Industrial Hygiene, 1935-1946. Wore an eye patch for the rest of his life. Photo: National Institutes of Health, USA.


Ernest Hemingway, Literature Nobelist, 1954. American Red Cross volunteer, recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, Sept 1918. Source: Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA. Copyright: Status Unknown.

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George Marshall, Peace Nobelist 1953, savings bond.

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Egas Moniz Medicine Nobelist 1949. Portrait (1932) by José Malhoa. Currently in Hospital do Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

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Wolfgang Pauli and his mother Berta Camilla Schutz. Even Nobelists start small! Source: Scientificlib.

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Dr. Ernst Boris Chain, Medicine Nobelist 1945, of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford was involved in the search for a method of producing penicillin synthetically. Photo: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer (photograph TR 1458 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums). Source: Wikipedia Commons.


Ernest Lawrence was awarded Physics Nobel in 1939. In the same year children Eric and Margaret Lawrence sitting inside the tank of the 60-inch cyclotron, a machine invented by their father, E.O.Lawrence. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Frans Eemil Sillanpää. Literature Nobel 1939. Photograph of the Finnish sculptor Mauno Oittinen (1896-1970) working on a bust of the Finnish writer F. E. Sillanpää. 1931. Author: Pietinen. Source: Wikipedia

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Arthur Compton, Physics Nobelist, 1927. He was head of the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory. ID badge from the Hanford Site. For security reasons, he used a fake name.


Willem Einthoven, Medicine Nobelist, 1924. The first Electrocardiogram ever recorded using Willem Einthoven’s string galvanometer,1901.


Willem Einthoven, Medicine Nobelist, 1924. Willem Einthoven is seen testing the string galvanometer he developed in the 1900’s on a patient with the patient’s one foot and hands are immersed in saline to improve electrical conductivity, picture taken in a hospital in London, 1916.


Willem Einthoven, Medicine Nobelist, 1924. An early commercial ECG machine, built in 1911 by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company. Willem Einthoven’s standards of measurement were used to asses these human electrocardiograms which helped in the development of electrocardiographs in Great Britain, 1950.


Rabindranath Tagore, Literature Nobelist 1913. With Helen Keller age about 49 yrs in 1930. Photo: Mr. Nilesh Nathwani. Source: Anurag Banerjee, Founder, Overman Foundation.


Rabindranath Tagore, Literature Nobelist 1913. Tagore descending from the ship on his way to meet Sri Aurobindo. Pondicherry, India, 1928. Source: Anurag Banerjee, Founder, Overman Foundation.


Gustaf Dalén Physics Nobelist 1912 and his bicycle in a studio photo from 1895. The bike was at the time Gustaf Dalén's favourite object, and he saw a great potential for its technical development and improvement, for example the brake mechanics. Source: AGA AB, Lidingö, history archive. Photographer: unknown. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Gerhart Hauptmann Literature Nobelist 1912 at the age of seventeen. Source: The Lamp and Wikipedia


Gerhart Hauptmann Literature Nobelist 1912 as a Sculptor. His Atelier in Rome. Source: The Lamp and Wikipedia

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Ilya Mechnikov (standing) Physiology or Medicine Nobelist 1908, disciple of Louis Pasteur (seated), with children who were cured of rabies. Source: KRUIF, Paul de. Mikrobenjäger. Orell Füssli, Zürich, 1927/Wikimedia Commons.
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