Egas Moniz (1874-1955): cultura e ciência

Translated title of the contribution: Egas Moniz (1874-1955): culture and science

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On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the award in 1949, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine granted to Egas Moniz and Walter Rudolf Hess, the circumstances that explain the unique Nobel award require elucidation. Attention is drawn to the biographical traits of Egas Moniz, which are also those of many doctors of his generation, as well as the details which relate to the process of nomination and scientific appraisal to be eligible for the Nobel Prize. Aspects of the link between culture and science are also discussed, including the controversies surrounding the award conferred upon him.
Translated title of the contributionEgas Moniz (1874-1955): culture and science
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)431-449
Number of pages19
JournalHistoria Ciencias Saude-Manguinhos
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


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