How a child with a disability became a Nobel Prize winner: Hugo Theorell (1903 - 1982) and his music


  • Tores Theorell Karolinska Institutet



Hugo Theorell born 1903 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1955. His life with music illustrates how a child who became handicapped by poliomyelitis at the age of three used violin playing as an important stimulus throughout life and how that helped him become a world-famous scientist

Author Biography

Tores Theorell, Karolinska Institutet

Professor emeritus at Karolinska Insti Dep Publ Health


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