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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

Vitamins at the Nobels


1 Department of Obstetrics, Bharti Hospital and Research Center, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and Research Center, Karnal, Haryana, India

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Bharti Kalra
Department of Obstetrics, Bharti Hospital and Research Center, Karnal, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.114727

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The Nobel Prize is the pinnacle of success in medical research. An analysis of the Nobel Prize winning discoveries gives an idea of the evolution of modern medical science. This brief communication focuses on the vitamins that made it to the Nobel high table, i.e., the vitamin-related discoveries that won the Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and in Chemistry. The authors trace the history of vitamins at the Nobel Prize, from 1903, when Niels Finsen won the prize for his work on heliotherapy, till date. The discoveries of various researchers are explained, as is their importance.


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