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    Visnews filmed Dec 10
    the presentation of the 1958 year's Nobel Prizes for Physics, Chemistry and
    Physiology or Medicine by H.

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    Visnews filmed Dec 10
    the presentation of the 1958 year's Nobel Prizes for Physics, Chemistry and
    Physiology or Medicine by H.M. King Gustav of Sweden in the auditorium of the
    Concert Hall, Stocholm.

    The opening speech was made by the President of the Board of the Nobel
    Foundation, Lord High Chamberlain Birger Ekeberg. The King handed each Laureate
    a Nobel Golden Plaque, a diploma and an assignation for the GBP15,000 prize
    money.

    The physics prizes, won jointly by three Soviet scientists, Dr. Pavel
    Che???enkov and Professors Ilya Frank and Igor Tamm was the first to be
    presented. The chemistry award went to the English Dr. Frederick Sanger, of
    Cambridge University, and the medicine prize jointly to three Americans, Doctors
    George Beadle and Edward Tatum and Professor Joshua Lederberg.

    The prize money is shared in the cases where the award is made jointly.

    Dr. Anders Oesterling, secretary of the Swedish Academy which decides the
    literature award, addressed the King and other members of the Royal Family and
    the 2,000 strong audience to explain that the Russian writer Boris Pasternak had
    refused the prize. "He has informed us that he does not wish to accept it, but
    this does not, of course, entail any change in the validity of the award". The
    prize money will be kept available for Pasternak, should he at a later date
    changed his mind.

    In Oslo the Nobel Peace Prize was simultaneously handed over to the Belgian
    Dominican priest George Fire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FY1U6406ABFLR61IJ72Y4YLA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FY1U6406ABFLR61IJ72Y4YLA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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