John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist

John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist

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Caption: Sir John Robert Vane (1927-2004), British pharmacologist and Nobel laureate. Vane was knighted in 1984. Vane shared the 1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Sune K. Bergstrom and Bengt I. Samuelsson. The share of the Nobel was awarded for Vane's work on prostaglandins and related biologically active substances. His work on aspirin showed that it inhibited the synthesis of prostaglandin. Photograph from the Lasker Awards Archives. Photographed in 1977.

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