Major Events of 1923
PREGL, FRITZ, Austria, Graz University, b. 1869, d. 1930: "for his invention of the method of micro-analysis of organic substances"
YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER, Ireland, b. 1865, d. 1939: "for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation"
The prize money for 1923-1924 was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.
Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: BANTING, Sir FREDERICK GRANT, Canada, Toronto University, b. 1891, d. 1941; and MACLEOD, JOHN JAMES RICHARD, Canada, Toronto University, b. 1876, (in Cluny, Scotland), d. 1935: "for the discovery of insulin"
MILLIKAN, ROBERT ANDREWS, U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, b. 1868, d. 1953: "for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect"