For the first time, this major volume brings together the most significant publications of 30 winners of the Wolf Prize in Medicine from 1978 to 2008.
Edited by Professor Sir John Gurdon, winner of the Wolf Prize in Medical (1989) and the Albert Lasker award (2009), this unique volume contains a historical account of the prize winners and their curriculum vitae. This book will find a receptive audience among professionals, science historians and the general public, as it gives ready access to materials which have been important in the recognition of the recipients. Many recipients have extensive publication lists; it is valuable to have a concise account of their curriculum vitae as well as list of publications, and especially a reprint of the most significant publications that have resulted in them being awarded the Wolf Prize.
Apart from this valuable volume and the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology volumes, there appears to be no equivalent volume in which the achievements of pre-eminent contributors to the field of medicine has been assembled.