Skip to main contentU.S. National Library of MedicineU.S. National Library of Medicine


Profiles in Science
   
Pinterest badge Follow Profiles in Science on Pinterest!

The Julius Axelrod Papers

Title:
[Speech delivered at Nobel ceremony] pdf (65,263 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Speech delivered at Nobel ceremony]
Number of Image Pages:
1 (65,263 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 10 December 1970
Creator:
Axelrod, Julius
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Julius Axelrod.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Nobel Prize
Mental Disorders
Exhibit Category:
The Nobel Prize and Public Science after 1970
Box Number: 13
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
HHAAAR
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Nobel Prize and Other Awards, 1929-2004
SubSeries: Nobel Prize
SubSubSeries: Presentation Materials
Folder: Acceptance Speech, 10 December 1970
Transcript:
YOUR MAJESTY, YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESSES, YOUR EXCELLENCIES,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:
I AM OVERJOYED IN RECEIVING THIS GREAT HONOR. IT IS A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO SHARE THIS DISTINCTION WITH PROFESSOR ULF VON EULER AND SIR BERNARD KATZ.
THIS AWARD COMES AT A TIME WHEN OUR YOUNG AND MANY OF OUR MOST INFLUENCIAL PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT BASIC RESEARCH IS IRRELEVANT OR IS PUT TO EVIL USES. THE SELECTION OF CHEMICAL NEUROTRANSMISSION FOR A NOBEL PRIZE THIS YEAR, MAKES OUR WORK HIGHLY VISIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW HOW MISINFORMED AND MISTAKEN THEY ARE. I THINK ME CAN EASILY DEMONSTRATE THAT ALTHOUGH OUR WORK IS OF A FUNDAMENTAL NATURE, IT ALSO GIVES US INSIGHT IN EXPLAINING SUCH DISEASES AS MENTAL DEPRESSION, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, HYPERTENSION AND DRUG ABUSE. IT CAN ALSO LEAD THE WAY TO THE TREATMENT OF THESE TERRIBLE AFFLICTIONS.
I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE NOBEL PRIZE COMMITTEE FOR BRINGING THE ADRENERGIC AND CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TOGETHER AGAIN. THEY HAVE BEEN APART FOR TOO LONG. AGAIN I WANT TO OFFER MY PROFOUND GRATITUDE FOR THE HOSPITALITY YOU HAVE SHOWN TO ME AND MY FAMILY.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-07
Linked Data:
RDF/XML     JSON     JSON-LD     N3/Turtle     N-Triples