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How (not) to Win the Nobel Prize: Winners and Losers in Nobel Prize history

Nils Hansson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department for the History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Duesseldorf. His scholarly interests include the enactment of excellence in medicine and the history of medicine and the sciences in the Baltic Sea region. He recently co-edited the volumes ‘Attributing Excellence in Medicine – The history of the Nobel Prize’, Brill (2019), and ‘Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850–2015’, Rochester Studies in Medical History (2019). Hansson has organized Nobel Prize symposia at Harvard Medical School, McGill University, Charité University Hospital Berlin and Berne University. He received several prizes for his Nobel Prize research, e.g. the Axel Hirsch-Prize in 2017 and the Bengt Lindskog Prize in 2019.