The 1945 Nobel Prize
in Medicine for the discovery of penicillin, awarded to chemist Ernst Chain, was just listed at M.S. Rau
. The German-British scientist created the antibiotic that has saved an estimated 200 million lives since being released in 1944. His 23-karat gold prize for weighs a hefty 200 grams, and comes encased in its original protective box alongside the Nobel Diploma and a copy of his acceptance speech. A visage of Alfred Noble is featured on the front of Chain’s medal and the “Genius of Medicine” reading a book while offering water to a patient accents its reverse. All of that can be yours for a cool $1.95 million.
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