MEDICINE NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE LEVI-MONTALCINI ITALY MAXIMUM CARD

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Italian neurologist and 1986 Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Rita Levi-Montalcini has been honoured with a commemorative stamp issued by Italy on 16 November 2013. In 2001, she was appointed Senator for Life. She lived a long life and in 2009 became the first Nobel Prize Laureate to reach 100 years. She died in Rome three years later. Levi-Montalcini suffered because of anti-Semitic laws promulgated by the fascist regime in1938. Things got even worse when Nazi forces took over vast areas of Italy. In her reminiscences she said: “If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize.” The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1986 was awarded jointly to Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Montalcini “for their discoveries of growth factors”. . Interestingly enough, of the 199 individuals honoured with the Nobel Prize in Medicine, only 10 are women.
Pictured here is the limited edition Maximum Card produced for this special stamp; it depicts the great scientist receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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