Medicine: Paprika Prize

In Stockholm last week a committee of Swedish doctors was deciding whether to give the 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine to: 1> Biochemist Ibert Szent-Gyrgyi of the Hungarian University of Szeged who discovered that a certain acid in the adrenal glands of healthy men and animals had the same beneficial effect as Vitamin C contained in oranges and lemons; 2> Biochemist Walter Norman Haworth of Birmingham University, who analyzed the chemical structures of Vitamin C and the ascorbic acid which Professor Szent-Gyrgyi isolated; or 3> Biochemist Paul Karrer of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, who made Vitamin C artificially. While the world of scholars waited, the Nobel Prize committee took a quick last look at the accomplishments of Albert Szent-Gyrgyi.