Statistics for You Gotta Know These Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine

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1945Accidentally discovered the antibiotic penicillin after haphazardly stacking Petri dishes in the corner of his notoriously untidy laboratoryAlexander Fleming
Francis Crick
1904Though he may be better known for his work studying classical conditioning, he performed detailed research on the process of digestion, which he published in 1897 in The Work of the Digestive SystemIvan Pavlov
1962Together, these two scientists discovered the molecular structure of DNA using the work of Rosalind FranklinJames Watson
1905Pioneered the field of modern bacteriology, and established his theory of four postulates that must be satisfied in order to determine that a disease is caused by a particular microbeRobert Koch
1983She dscribed the existence of transposons, also called “jumping genes,” from her observations that certain DNA sequences on the maize she was studying could change position on a chromosomeBarbara McClintock
1930Known as the “father of transfusions,” made important discoveries in the field of serology in the early 1900s, including the identification of the three major blood groups (A, B, and O)Karl Landsteiner
1933He discovered the basic mechanisms of genetic inheritance via his experiments on fruit flies, specifically the species Drosophila melanogasterThomas Hunt Morgan
1902The first British recipient of the Nobel Prize, recognized for his work related to the transmission of malariaRonald Ross
1908Performed early work in the field of immunology. He discovered that, after exposing mice to a small dose of ricin and gradually increasing the dose given, the animals developed an immunity to itPaul Ehrlich
1924Performed groundbreaking work related to electrocardiography. He invented the string galvanometer to measure the electric current of the heartWillem Einthoven

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