Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stunned Nobel Winner: ‘Is there some way I can verify this?’

The Boston Globe reports:
 When biologist William Campbell answered the phone before dawn on Monday, he was startled to hear a reporter telling him he had just won the Nobel Prize. In his confusion, he ended the call abruptly.

A moment later, Campbell called the reporter back.

“I said, ‘It’s not that I mistrust you, but is there some way that I can verify this?’” Campbell recounted in an interview with Stat at his home in a retirement community.

The reporter directed him to the Nobel website, where Campbell found his verification: He was a co-winner of the 2015 prize for physiology or medicine.

Campbell, 85, and biochemist Satoshi Omura of Japan share half the prize for their work to develop ivermectin, a drug that combats parasites which cause two debilitating diseases, river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. In severe cases, the latter can develop into the condition elephantiasis, which causes swelling of the limb/

The Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled to be announced on October 9. My nomination:
A joint nomination of Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell, for their work in advancing the ideas of peace and liberty,
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is scheduled to be announced October 12:
My nominations: Israel Kirzner for his work in entrepreneurship.
Walter Block for his application of privatization theory to roads and highways and ocean, lake and river privitization

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