Attributing excellence in medicine : the history of the Nobel Prize / edited by Nils Hansson, Thorsten Halling, Heiner Fangerau.

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History of the Nobel Prize


"Attributing Excellence in Medicine discusses the aura around the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It analyzes the social processes and contingent factors leading to recognition and reputation in science and medicine. This volume will help the reader to better understand the dynamics of the attribution of excellence throughout the 20th century. Contributors are Massimiano Bucchi, Fabio De Sio, Jacalyn Duffin, Heiner Fangerau, Thorsten Halling, Nils Hansson, David S. Jones, Gustav Källstrand, Ulrich Koppitz, Pauline Mattsson, Katarina Nordqvist, Scott H. Podolsky, Thomas Schlich, and Sven Widmalm"-- Provided by publisher.


Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]

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xvi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Commemorating Excellence: The Nobel Prize and the Secular Religion of Science / Jacalyn Duffin -- More Than a Prize: The Creation of the Nobel System / Gustav Källstrand -- Hitler's Boycott: Cultural Politics and the Rhetoric of Neutrality / Sven Widmalm -- From Global Recognition to Global Health: Antimicrobials and the Nobel Prize, 1901-2015 / Scott H. Podolsky -- Discovery or Reputation? Jacques Loeb and the Role of Nomination -- Networks / Heiner Fangerau, Thorsten Halling and Nils Hansson -- Defining 'cutting-edge' Excellence: Awarding Nobel Prizes (or not) to Surgeons / Nils Hansson, David S. Jones and Thomas Schlich -- John C. Eccles' Conversion and the Meaning of 'Authority' / Fabio De Sio, Nils Hansson and Ulrich Koppitz -- The Laureate in the Spotlight: Renato Dulbecco and the Public Image of Science / Massimiano Bucchi -- Nobel Prize Awarded Discoveries and Commercialization: The Role of the Laureates / Katarina Nordqvist and Pauline Mattsson

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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